This year in the United States alone, more than half a million people will die from cancer, and approximately another 1.5 million will be diagnosed with cancer. Almost one in two men and women will suffer from cancer in their lifetime. Cancer is also the leading cause of death among people under the age of 85. Even though these are alarming statistics, we can do a lot to positively impact the burden of cancer. The University of Arizona Cancer Center is a national and international leader in preventing and curing cancer. We’re convinced that most cancers can be prevented and a majority can be cured.
Patients deserve the absolute best individualized treatments possible. The University of Arizona Cancer Center provides specialized care to each and every patient. Through our laboratory, clinical, and population-based research as well as through our outreach, education, and information programs, it is our privilege and responsibility to serve the people of Arizona and all those everywhere who reach out to us for help. Most importantly, we offer the most up-to-date, leading edge clinical care with our partner, the University Medical Center.
We have made great strides in preventing, treating, and curing cancer. In order to continue our fight, it is vital to have the continued support of our community. By contributing to The University of Arizona Cancer Center, you can play an important role in helping us to better understand, prevent, and treat this disease.
Our website offers you current information on cancer, treatment, research, community outreach, patient support and survivorship services. Please browse through the site and be sure to let us know if you have any questions about cancer. We’re here to help you, your family and your friends!
David S. Alberts, MD
Director, the University of Arizona Cancer Center