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UA Cancer Center

The UA Cancer Center is one of 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one headquartered in and serving the entire state of Arizona that has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation. That designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training.

The Cancer Center is a leader in research on women’s cancers (breast, ovarian), men’s cancers (prostate), gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreas and liver), lymphoma and skin cancers and is home to one of the largest Cancer Prevention and Control Programs among the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers, with leading prevention research in breast, colon, lung, prostate and skin cancers.

Recent Blog Posts

Illustration of cancer cells, showing the blood vessel formation providing the cells with oxygens and nutrients
Tags: Cancer, immunotherapy, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immune system, bone marrow transplants, chimeric antigen receptors, CAR T cells, lymphoblastic leukemia, clinical trials
Most people familiar with cancer treatment know of three main options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But a newer option, called immunotherapy, is creating quite a buzz across the cancer community. These drugs teach the... (read more)
Doctor examining throat of patient in clinic
Tags: men's health, head and neck cancer, human papillomavirus, HPV, STD, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol, tobacco, vacccine, oral hygiene
Historically, the most important risk factors for head and neck cancer — which can strike anywhere from the lips to the larynx, and up into the sinuses and nasal cavity — consisted of alcohol use, tobacco use (... (read more)