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OUR FAMILY. OUR FUTURE.

CANCER ENDS HERE.

Three leading Cincinnati institutions are launching a community-wide effort to turn the tide against cancer in our hometown:

This year, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are expected to see more than 131,000 new cases of cancer.


Through a shared vision to reverse this trend, the University of Cincinnati, UC Health and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have formed the Cincinnati Cancer Center, a unique collaboration focused on breakthrough research.

We're focused on bringing the next generation of cancer treatments to all patients and all health systems in our community.

To further elevate that work, the Cincinnati Cancer Center will pursue the gold standard in cancer research: designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Our Vision

Why Now?

State of Ohio

Ohio ranks as the sixth-worst state for cancer incidence and mortality.

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Only 69 of the nation’s 1,500 cancer centers are NCI-designated.

 

Mortality rates are 25% lower at NCI-designated cancer centers.

State of Kentucky

Kentucky ranks as the worst state for cancer incidence and mortality per capita.

United States map of NCI-designated cancer centers

Our region is one of only two its size without an NCI-designated cancer center.

 

More than 49,000 people in the Tristate died from cancer last year.

Our Stories

 
James Geller, MD - Developing novel therapeutics for cancer patients
James Geller, MD

Developing novel therapeutics for cancer patients

 
 
Whitney Hoffer - Balancing treatment and pregnancy
Whitney Hoffer

Balancing treatment and pregnancy

 
 
David Plas, PhD - Researching groundbreaking brain tumor treatments
David Plas, PhD

Researching groundbreaking brain tumor treatments

 
 
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD - Invented a cancer-preventing, tanning agent
Zalfa Abdel-Malek, PhD

Invented a cancer-preventing, tanning agent