About The University of Arizona Cancer Center

Since being established in 1976, the University of Arizona Cancer Center has worked to prevent and cure cancer.

The 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.

With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state and affiliate sites in Mexico and Colorado.

The University of Arizona Medical Center is the Cancer Center’s clinical affiliate in Tucson. 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: treatment tailored to them.

As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. Medical staff, who have been recruited from across the nation, began seeing patients on Monday, Aug. 24 at The University of Arizona Cancer Center’s 220,000-square-foot outpatient clinic and research building at Dignity St. Joseph's Hsopital and Medical Center on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The five-story facility is located at the northwest corner of North Seventh and East Fillmore streets in downtown Phoenix.

The Cancer Center’s 73 research labs and more than 300 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.

Twenty-three Cancer Center-affiliated physicians are included in the 2014 Best Doctors in America database.