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Launching a community-wide effort to change
the odds against cancer in our hometown.

This year, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are expected to see more than 128,000 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.

This will be done through dedicated study into the causes and cures for this disease, innovative drug development, and broad regional collaboration focused on reducing health disparities.

Our Vision

Why Now?

State of Ohio

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

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 a nationally designated cancer center.


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

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