The mission of the University of Arizona Cancer Center is to alleviate the burden of cancer, particularly in Hispanics and Native Americans, in our catchment area, through transdisciplinary discoveries and translation, compassionate care, and training of individuals who will help erase inequities through science, engagement, respect, and conviction.
The UArizona Cancer Cancer’s vision to be a regional resource and national model for overcoming cancer risks, improving treatments, training talented scientists and providers, and engaging communities though a shared determination to discover, innovate, and remove social inequities.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center:
is one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation
is the only one with headquarters in and serving the entire state of Arizona
has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation. This 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), m...en’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.
With primary locations in Tucson – at the University of Arizona, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state.
Banner - University Medicine is the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s clinical affiliate in Tucson. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson operates two outpatient clinics. Radiation oncology and surgery services are performed here. Our patients are treated in multidisciplinary clinics by teams of physicians and health care professionals who are experts in their specialties. Our cross-discipline approach means our patients get the best treatment possible.
The Cancer Center’s more than 70 research labs and more than 150 nationally and internationally renowned physician and scientist members work to bring the power of research to cancer prevention and treatment through a direct link between the latest research discoveries and patient care.