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Specialized Cancer Treatment Centers

Specialized Cancer Treatment Centers

The following specialized cancer treatment centers, in addition to providing patients with outstanding care and access to approved drug and treatment therapies, also are involved in the testing of new drug and therapy treatment options through a wide range of clinical trials which are being conducted at these centers.  If you are interested in finding out about all the treatment options that are open to you, in consultation with your own doctor, we urge you to contact these specialized centers to find out more about the exciting new world of advances being made in the treatment of cancer today.

**  Designated National Cancer Institute approved cancer center

Akron General Medical Center
400 Wabash Avenue 
Akron, OH 44307 

The Cancer Center continues to expand its services in the new millennium. Oncologists from multiple disciplines participate in
treatment and prevention protocols. The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), the largest randomized research effort, enters its seventh and final year. The STAR trial, for post menopausal women for the prevention of breast cancer, continues to accrue participants. The support services have assisted hundreds of patients. 

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital **
300 West Tenth Avenue 
Columbus, OH 43210 

The Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University is the only freestanding cancer hospital in the Midwest. Today, it is one of just 39 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. Dedicated to saving lives through the prevention and treatment of cancer, specialists in every form of oncology work together toward reaching the ultimate goal: finding a cure.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital **
1 Barnes-Jewish Hosp Plaza 
Saint Louis, MO 63110 
(314-867-3627) or toll free 1-866-867-3627. 

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an international leader in patient care, cancer research, prevention, education and community outreach and a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. It is the only cancer center with this designation in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis. It offers the extensive expertise of more than 300 Washington University research scientists and physicians, many of whom annually provide comprehensive care for 5,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients and more than 24,000 follow-up patients.

The Siteman Cancer Center also draws on a solid foundation in basic research, with nearly $95 million in peer-reviewed research support. 

Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Avenue 
Dallas, TX 75246 

Baylor Health Care System offers a full range of oncology services, with multiple locations providing cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, support groups, and education for both prevention and survivorship.

Baylor-Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center 
Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas, Texas

Baylor Medical Center - Ellis County 
Ennis, Texas Waxahachie, Texas

Baylor Medical Center at Garland 

Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine

Baylor/Richardson Medical Center

Irving Cancer Center at Baylor Medical Center at Irving 

Clarian Health Partners  **
(Indiana University and Methodist Hospitals)
I-65 At 21st Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46202 
(317) 916-3525 or toll-free at (800) 265-3220.

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, choosing the best care and treatment is an important priority. Time and time again, patients choose Clarian Health because of our commitment to excellence, advanced treatment methods, interdisciplinary approach to care and research focus. 

Together, Indiana University Cancer Center and Methodist Cancer Center have the largest number of advanced cancer treatment tools in the state, including seven linear accelerators, intraoperative therapy, brachytherapy and prostate seed implants.

Patients needing chemotherapy or complex surgery do better if they are treated in medical centers that have high volumes of these types of specialized services. We have Indiana's highest volume for cancer treatment and surgery, with 78 operating suites. 

Cleveland Clinic 
The Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

9500 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44195 
1-800 862-7798

“Every doctor, nurse, technician or other caregiver who meets a patient here is on the same team, with the same goal – fighting cancer!”
DR. MAURIE MARKMAN, Director, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute **
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115
To Make an Appointment (adult):(866) 408-DFCI (3324)
To Make an Appointment (pediatric):(888) PEDI-ONC (733-4662)
General Number: (866) 408-DFCI (3324)

The mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Institute also provides training for new generations of physicians and scientists, designs programs that promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations, and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries to our target community across the United States and throughout the world. 

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center **
One Medical Center Drive 
Lebanon, NH 03756 

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
One Medical Center Drive 
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 
Ph. (603) 650-6300 Fax. (603) 650-6333 

Norris Cotton Cancer Center is a premier research, education, and treatment center focusing the expertise and resources of Dartmouth and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on cancer. We are dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer among the people of New England, and to playing a significant role in the world effort to eliminate cancer. 

Established in 1972, Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of a select group of institutions nationwide designated by the National
Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. It is ranked as one of the top cancer care facilities by U.S. News & World Report. 

At Norris Cotton Cancer Center we are committed to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer through community collaboration, innovative research, and quality care as close to home as possible.

Dekalb Regional Healthcare System
2701 North Decatur Road
Decatur, Georgia  30033
404-510-5701 - Cancer Center

The Charles B. Eberhart Cancer Center at DeKalb Medical Center treats and supports patients through their battle with cancer. For a number of years, DeKalb Medical Center has been one of the top hospitals in the state in terms of the number of new cancer cases diagnosed each year. It has now incorporated all of its cancer program components into a center with a new physical space, and a widely expanded offering of services. New programs have been added and new physicians have joined the medical staff to give the program greater depth and expertise. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons validated the excellence of the program by granting an additional three-year approval to DeKalb Medical Center as a community hospital comprehensive cancer program. This Commission was established in 1932 to encourage participants to meet the high standards necessary for the treatment of cancer. Only one-fifth of the country's hospitals have been able to achieve approved programs.

The Cancer Center is designed to utilize a multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment, combining the best of technology with the most comprehensive support system available anywhere. The structure of the center is a three-pronged approach to care. An Administrative Cancer Services Team provides support for strategic planning, marketing and the procurement of staff and services to run the center. The Cancer Committee is the multi-disciplinary physician staff component that shapes the programs of the center. The Cancer Support Team is made up of highly trained ancillary personnel that designs programs directly related to patient services.

Duke University Medical Center **
Erwin Road 
Durham, NC 27710 
(919)416-DUKE (locally), or 1-888-ASK DUKE

Every day, thousands of patients receive diagnostics, treatments, and follow-up services from the many health care providers that comprise Duke University Health System. Whether you turn to Duke for a hospital stay or a clinic visit, primary care or ambulatory surgery, home care or hospice, they are dedicated to making sure that you have the most positive health care experience possible. That means providing not only excellent clinical care, but all the other information and services that make accessing that care more comfortable and convenient.

Emory Healthcare
Emory University School of Medicine
1365-B Clifton Road, N.E.
Suite B4100
Atlanta, GA 30322

1-888-946-7447 or 404-778-1900

Emory has been a leader in cancer care for more than 60 years. In 1937, with funds from Coca-Cola magnate and philanthropist Robert W. Woodruff, the Winship Memorial Clinic was created as one of the first clinics in the nation devoted entirely to the care of patients with cancer. The Winship Clinic was named in honor of Woodruff's grandfather, Robert Winship. The gift that established the Cancer Clinic marked the first-ever gift to Emory University from Woodruff. By 1985, the Winship Cancer Institute was formed. It has assumed a role as an interdisciplinary coordinator of clinical cancer treatment programs and leader in both laboratory and clinical research.

The Cancer Institute is comprised of six shared facilities providing high technology services which are open to clinicians and researchers throughout the Emory system. These shared facilities make possible for an entire campus that would be too costly or time consuming for any one department or hospital. The research conducted at the Cancer Institute facilities includes basic, translational and clinical research projects. Research programs which fall under the auspices of the Cancer Institute include Cancer Prevention, Oncology Clinical Research, Pediatric Oncology, Molecular Therapy, Immunology and Cancer Genetics. Membership of the Winship Cancer Institute is made up of over 200 Emory School of Medicine faculty members from a cross-section of disciplines.

Fairview-University Medical Center **
2450 Riverside Avenue 
Minneapolis, MN 55454 
612-672-7272 or 800-824-1953. 

We specialize in breakthroughs.  The Clinics at Fairview-University Medical Center are staffed by physicians from the University of Minnesota. Specialists from the University of Minnesota are active in the classroom and laboratory in addition to their clinical practice.

Fox Chase Cancer Center **
7701 Burholme Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19111 

The mission of Fox Chase Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of human cancer through the highest quality programs in patient care, research, cancer prevention, early detection and education. 

Fox Chase Cancer Center is an independent nonprofit institution devoted to improving cancer treatment and prevention. Our 100-bed hospital is the fourth largest facility in the United States devoted entirely to cancer care. 

Georgetown University Hospital **
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007 

The Lombardi Cancer Center
Main Campus 
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007 
Phone: (202) 687-2223

Suburban Virginia
3833 N. Fairfax Drive 
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 741-3000

The Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Hospital is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Care Center. Its primary objective is to provide the most advanced treatments available, and ultimately find a cure for this devastating disease. The cancer center is named in honor of Vincent T. Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins, who died of colon cancer at Georgetown University Hospital. 

Lombardi Cancer Center is a modern, patient-focused facility situated on the Georgetown University Hospital campus. It offers
patients access to the latest diagnostic technologies to diagnose, stage and monitor cancers, including high-resolution
spiral CT, MRI and PET scans, along with state-of-the-art pathology services. The array of treatment options includes
cancer surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and radiation therapy. Comprehensive
education and support services are an integral component of patient care. 

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center **
12902 Magnolia Drive 
Tampa, FL 33612 

Moffitt Cancer Center has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease. 

As part of an elite group of NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care. 

Since the first patient admission in October 1986, Moffitt physicians, scientists and staff members have worked together to establish a tradition of excellence offered in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring and hope. The Cancer Center's future growth in clinical care and research rests firmly on this tradition and makes possible the changes ahead. 

Harper Hospital **
3990 John R 
Detroit, MI 48201 
(313) 745-8040 

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

One of Detroit's oldest and best-known teaching hospitals, Harper University Hospital opened in 1863 as a military hospital for Union soldiers. 

Over the years it became known for its medical and surgical expertise, becoming a "medical magnet," servicing the most difficult and desperate cases of the day with remarkably low mortality rates. By 1890, Harper University Hospital had earned national and international reputation for pioneering new surgical procedures, especially the appendectomy, which saved the lives of thousands around the turn of the century.

Today, together with Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harper University Hospital strives to be the region's premier health care resource, providing a broad range of clinical services, innovation through the discovery and application of knowledge, and education of health care practitioners, teachers and scientists.

Henry Ford Hospital
2799 West Grand Boulevard 
Detroit, MI 48202 

Josephine Ford Cancer Center

If you're experiencing a serious health problem and want a second opinion on treatment options, the experts
at the Josephine Ford Cancer Center and Vattikuti Urology Institute are prepared to help you. Our team of
physicians will evaluate your case and determine how we can best meet your medical needs.

Johns Hopkins Hospital **
600 North Wolfe Street 
Baltimore, MD 21287 

(410) 955-8964

Johns Hopkins Medicine brings together the faculty physicians and scientists of Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine with the organizations, community physicians and professionals of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System to offer a full spectrum of activities in research, teaching and patient care. 

After more than a century of extraordinary progress in medicine and health, the quest for new knowledge leading to better health care remains the defining mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center **
(The University of Texas)
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
1-800-392-1611 (USA) / 1-713-792-6161

M.D. Anderson's published mission statement is:
Research-driven cancer care. Comprehensive educational programs. Innovation. Excellence. Compassion. Integrity. When your mission is to eliminate cancer, it takes a fervent commitment to all of these.

For over six decades, their internationally recognized team has brought hope to cancer patients and their loved ones, through outstanding integrated programs in patient care, research, medical education, clinical trials and cancer prevention.

Mayo Clinic, Rochester **
200 First Street Southwest 
Rochester, MN 55905

The Mayo Clinics mission is to provide the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education and research.

Primary Value - The needs of the patient come first.
Core Principles: To practice medicine as an integrated team of compassionate, multi-disciplinary physicians, scientists and allied health professionals who are focused on the needs of patients from our communities, regions, the nation and the world. To educate physicians, scientists and allied health professionals and be a dependable source of health information for our patients and the public. To conduct basic and clinical research programs to improve patient care and to benefit society. Treat everyone in our diverse community with respect and dignity. Continuously improve all processes that support patient care, education and research.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center **
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021 
Main Telephone Number - 212-639-2000 
To Make an Appointment - 1-800-525-2225 
Pediatric Patients: 212-639-5954

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, composed of Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, is dedicated to excellence in the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education.

Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases provides patient care. Early detection, precise diagnosis, individually tailored treatment, and concern for a patient's needs are the hallmarks of the care provided.

Myeloma and Transplantation Research Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
4301 West Markham, Slot 776
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
New Patient Appointment Referral -1-888-MYELOMA (1-888-693-5662)

The Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, evolving from the breakthrough advances of the UAMS Myeloma program, is committed to accelerating curative therapies for Multiple Myeloma and related disease entities through innovative clinical and basic science research and outstanding patient care.

Lutheran General Healthsystem
1775 Dempster Street 
Park Ridge, IL 60068 

New York Presbyterian Hospital **
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York Weill Cornell Cancer Center

622 West 168th Street, PH 18-200,
New York, N.Y. 10032, 
(212) 305-9327

For more than a century, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center have been at the forefront at the fight against cancer. And now we are working together to fight this relentless disease. It is one of the boldest cancer initiatives ever undertaken.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute **
Elm And Carlton Streets 
Buffalo, NY 14263 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing total care to the cancer patient; to conducting research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer; and to educating the public and the next generation of those who study and treat cancer. 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is committed to providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment in a caring environment, built on the concept that a holistic approach to the medical and psychosocial needs of the cancer patient is essential to successful treatment. 

The Institute continually strives to offer innovative research which provides fundamental new understandings of the prevention, causes, control and cure of cancer, access to promising new treatments for patients who develop cancer, unique cancer treatments for patients who develop cancer, unique cancer treatment services which ultimately will lead to better quality of life outcomes, educational resources for the medical professional, paraprofessional and allied health worker community outreach programs throughout Western New York, with special emphasis on minority and high-risk populations solutions in cancer prevention and education leading to a healthier population and reduced public expenditure for preventable cancers and related illnesses.

San Antonio Cancer Institute **
Urschel Tower, 5th Floor 
7979 Wurzbach Road 
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 616-5590
Fax: (210) 616-5981

The San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI) represents the combined cancer research programs of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Since the inception of the CTRC in 1974, the two institutions have continued a long and successful history of collaboration in cancer treatment and prevention research. Formation of the San Antonio Cancer Institute has allowed its members to take maximum advantage of the strengths of both of its contributing institutions. The SACI logo was designed to symbolize the fact that the cancer center is a collaborative effort of the two parent institutions. The collaborations fostered by this Institute integrate the outpatient cancer services and the basic, preclinical and clinical research supported by the CTRC with the cancer-related scientific
and academic programs of the UTHSCSA. The existence of SACI continues to ensure collaborative leadership and a strong focus for all cancer-related research conducted in or through these two institutions. 

The UTHSCSA brings several significant attribut es to the partnership, including its reputation as an outstanding academic institution, strong and diverse programs in the basic sciences, and equally strong clinical research capabilities. The UTHSCSA provides the facilities and faculty to train new cancer research investigators, particularly those interested in translational research.

The CTRC contributes outpatient cancer treatment capabilities and facilities to the partnership. The nationally known treatment center registers nearly 10,000 patient visits per month, or over 100,000 patient visits annually. Its world-class, anticancer drug development organization,The Institute for Drug Development , has the unique capability of moving a new anticancer agent from discovery through development and into clinical testing in both adult and pediatric populations.

Shands Hospital at the University of Florida
1600 SW Archer Road 
Gainesville, FL 32610 
800) 749-7424 or (352) 265-8000 

A multidisciplinary team from the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center will work with you to determine a personalized cancer care plan based on your needs. The cancer specialists provide options based on traditional treatments and innovative research alternatives. 

St. Josephs Hospital Atlanta
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
(404) 851-7001


Cancer is not one disease -- but actually many -- and is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. Cancer touches three out of four families in the United States. Today, due to technological advances in the fields of medicine and scientific research, cancer is often being diagnosed earlier and treated successfully. Survival rates are improving, and the patient's overall quality of life is getting better and better.

Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta's Specialty Center for Cancer Care & Research is at the forefront of these lifesaving advancements.

Saint Joseph's is recognized as one of the leading acute-care hospitals in the Southeast and is highly respected for its reputable cancer-care program. Saint Joseph's offers complete services for the patient and the community - including screening and prevention programs, advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures, dedicated research therapies and various support groups.

Saint Joseph's team-approach to treatment is highly effective and utilizes a variety of specialists for both inpatients and outpatients. The cancer-care team includes hospital physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, case managers, nutritionists and others, depending on the patient's individual treatment needs.



Stanford University Hospital & Clinics
300 Pasteur Drive 
Palo Alto, CA 94304 
Contact Phone: (650) 723-7621
New Patient Coord.: (650) 723-7471

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by our staff, particularly for the treatment of rare, complex disorders in areas such as cardiac care, cancer treatment, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and organ transplants. In recognition of our excellent care, our hospital and physicians consistently rank among the top in the nation in surveys by consumers
and health care professionals. In July, 2002, Stanford was named to the Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report.   Throughout our history, we have pioneered medical advances that save lives and protect against disease.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
111 South 11th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 

Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson **
Walter J. Curran Jr., MD
Clinical Director
Phone: 215-955-6700

The Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Clinical Cancer Center, is a collection of the most advanced patient services in every medical specialty dealing with cancer. The center is ranked first in the City of Philadelphia in grant funding from the American Cancer Society and among the top 20 centers in the nation in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute. The Kimmel Cancer Institute, staffed with a team of more than 200 world-class researchers, has been making breakthroughs in understanding the genetic processes that cause cancer. The Center coordinates the efforts of the Institute, as well as a host of Jefferson departments and clinical programs at a variety of facilities, including Jefferson’s Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment. In a ddition, the Kimmel Cancer Center acts as the point of entry for patients involved in clinical trials conducted by Jefferson cancer researchers. 

University Hospitals of Cleveland **
11100 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, OH 44106 

University Hospitals Health System (UHHS) is the region’s premier healthcare delivery system, serving patients at more than 150 locations throughout northern Ohio. 

Committed to advanced care and advanced caring, University Hospitals Health System offers the region’s largest network of primary care physicians, outpatient centers and hospitals.The System also includes a network of specialty care physicians, skilled nursing, elder health, rehabilitation and home care services, managed care and insurance programs, occupational health & wellness, and the most comprehensive behavioral health services in the region. 

The System's 947-bed, tertiary medical center, University Hospitals of Cleveland (UHC), is the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. Together, they form the largest center for biomedical research in the State of Ohio. Included in UHC are Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, among the nation's best children’s hospitals; Ireland Cancer Center, northern Ohio's only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (the nation’s highest designation).

UCLA’S Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center **
8-684 Factor Building 
Box 951781
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781
Tel: (310) 825-5268

UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies, providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments, and expertly guiding and training the next generation of medical researchers. With a membership of more than 230 physicians and scientists, the Jonsson Cancer Center handles more than 20,000 patient visits per year and conducts hundreds of clinical trials, providing the latest in experimental cancer treatments.

UCSD Medical Center **
200 West Arbor Drive 
San Diego, CA 92103 

Established in 1979, the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center is one of just 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. Such centers are prominent among the
leading institutions in the nation dedicated to scientific innovation and clinical excellence. UCSD is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Diego and Imperial counties to have earned this honor.

The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, and for the amelioration of pain. Our unique "bench-to-bedside" approach to cancer research and patient care supports the broadest range of cancer activities in the San Diego region.  From research in molecular genetics to the most advanced treatments, the Moores UCSD Cancer Center is at the forefront of the fight against cancer developing promising new therapies and making them available to cancer patients throughout the region. 

Our unique model for providing patient care features a multidisciplinary team approach. These teams include specialists from a variety of disciplines such as medical, surgical and radiation oncology, pathology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, nursing, social work, genetic counseling and more, who meet regularly to discuss the best options available for each patient. Using the advice from this group of experts, patients can then decide with their primary physician on the best course of treatment. 

University Medical Center **
1501 North Campbell Avenue 
Tucson, AZ 85724 

(520) 694-8888

University Medical Center is nationally renowned for heart and cancer care. UMC is also the only comprehensive transplantation center in the Southwest, covering heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and blood and marrow transplantation. In all of these areas, UMC offers programs for adults and pediatric patients. UMC has the best open-heart surgery outcomes in Arizona and, according to U.S. News & World Report, July 1999, one the top five survival rates in the United States for heart procedures.

The Arizona Cancer Center at UMC is the only comprehensive cancer center in the southwest designated by the National Cancer Institute. Recently a program focusing on pancreatic cancer was added, along with a number of new research protocols to give new hope to people facing this disease.

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham **
619 South 19th Street 
Birmingham, AL 35233 

The Kirklin Clinic
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
(205) 801-8000

UAB provides a comprehensive set of services for those seeking, diagnosis and treatment options for cancer. UAB also has a comprehensive set of cancer prevention and control for those at high risk of developing cancer. 

Patients can be seen by specialists skilled in hematology/oncology (treatment of disorders of the blood and cancer in adults), radiation oncology (cancer treatment involving radiation therapy), and surgical oncology (cancer treatment requiring surgery). Cancer specialists work as teams with numerous other departments providing care for all cancers. In addition to the many cancer services, there are several specialized clinics that offer an interdisciplinary approach to cancer care, allowing patients to see three cancer specialists in one visit.

UAB is one of the nation's foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer found under one roof in the Cancer (Oncology) Clinic located on the second floor of The Kirklin Clinic.

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center **
505 Parnassus Ave, Box 0208 
San Francisco, CA 94143 

Cancer Resource Center  - (415) 885-3693

The UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion is the only center in Northern California to receive the prestigious designation of "comprehensive" from the National Cancer Institute. We treat all forms of cancer from AIDS-related to lung to prostate cancer. Our state-of-the-art outpatient center provides "one-stop" care -- from beautifully designed clinics to a Cancer Resource Center for education and support. With new facilities, expanded programs and innovative research, we help cancer patients live longer and fuller lives.

University of Chicago Hospitals **
5841 South Maryland Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60637 
Hospitals Main Number: - (773) 702-1000
University Main Number: - (773) 702-1234 

The University of Chicago Hospitals has been at the forefront of medicine for decades--quietly delivering extraordinary care to patients who come from all parts of the world. They have also been selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the United States. 

University Hospital of Arkansas
4301 West Markham Street 
Little Rock, AR 72205 

Arkansas Cancer Research Center
(501) 686-8300

To search for cures for cancer • To care for those with cancer • To teach others to search and care • This is the vision of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center. Our vision is accomplished through innovative clinical programs, public and professional education, community outreach, and research driven cancer care. 

University Hospital Denver **
4200 East Ninth Avenue 
Denver, CO 80262 

University of Colorado Cancer Center
1665 N. Ursula St.
Aurora, CO 80010

From the minute you walk into the atrium of the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, you feel it. Right from the start, you sense this is the right place to be, the right place to receive care.

Here at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, you will find treatment options not available anywhere else in Colorado. A multidisciplinary team approach to care—the opportunity to meet with a variety of specialists, in one location, in one day.  Physicians who are highly trained in the treatment of specific cancer types, using the latest technology. A commitment to world-class care and amazing service for our patients.

Our internationally respected cancer specialists are dedicated to treating nearly every form of cancer, including lung and chest, urologic including prostate, colorectal and other gastrointestinal cancers, breast, brain, skin, gynecological, head and neck, leukemia and lymphoma, pediatric and endocrine. Some patients are also offered Phase I therapies by our Developmental Therapeutics program headed by an internationally recognized leader in developmental therapeutics.

The Most Advanced Diagnostics at the New Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, a Facility Built for the 21st Century
With our new facility at Fitzsimons, the University of Colorado Cancer Center is using the latest technologies to treat patients. This Center makes it easy for patients to access our multi-disciplinary clinical teams, including surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nurses, social workers, geneticists and counselors at one location and in one visit.

Patients also are treated to beautiful views, a relaxing garden located on the patio of the infusion area and a friendly and knowledgeable staff.

With construction for the Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion already underway, inpatient services will be available in the winter of 2004. The University of Colorado Research Complex for laboratory research will open in the summer of 2004.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics **
200 Hawkins Drive 
Iowa City, IA 52242 

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
For an appointement: 319-356-4200.

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Iowa is dedicated to bringing the world's best research and cancer care to University of Iowa Health Care. 

The Cancer Center was founded in 1980 to promote interactive, high-quality cancer research; to provide high-quality health care
related to the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; and to educate cancer professionals and the citizens of Iowa about cancer.

The Center serves to enhance cancer-related research, education, and cancer care. The Center provides a focal point for cancer research and education by bringing together faculty from 38 departments in six colleges and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The Holden Cancer Center was recognized by the National Cancer Institute in the fall of 2000 as a NCI-designated Cancer
Center and received "comprehensive" status shortly thereafter. This designation recognizes the research scientists, physicians, other health care professionals for their roles in treating and caring for our patients with cancer.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center **
1500 E. Medical Center Drive 
CCGC 6-303 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0944
Cancer AnswerLine 800-865-1125

The U-M Cancer Center has more than 200 cancer clinicians and researchers. These specialists work together in multidisciplinary teams to rapidly bring new prevention, detection and treatment discoveries to more than 25 cancer care clinics. The process is called "translational research" and it's the cornerstone of all cancer care at the University of Michigan. 

University of North Carolina Hospitals **
101 Manning Drive 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 

From well-baby check-ups to chronic disease care to life-saving surgeries to cutting-edge gene therapy, UNC Health Care is improving health and treating disease across North Carolina. In addition to comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care, UNC is a leader in health promotion and disease prevention. 

UNC Hospitals is the cornerstone of UNC Health Care. People from all 100 North Carolina counties and throughout the Southeast are patients at the 688-bed facility - more than 27,000 each year. And more than 2,500 new Tar Heels are born each year at UNC Hospitals. This year new babies and their families were welcomed in the new N.C. Children's Hospital and N.C. Women's Hospital, state-of-the-art facilities designed to offer high-quality health care in a comfortable, family-friendly environment. 

UNC is home to the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of a small number of National Cancer Institute-designated centers in the United States. 

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Centers **
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 1-800-237-4724

The best health care in the world is of no use if it isn't accessible. That's why the UPMC Health System has developed UPMC Cancer Centers, one of the largest integrated community networks of cancer physicians and health care specialists in the country.

UPMC Cancer Centers allows patients to receive the highest level of cancer care without having to leave their communities. Working in tandem with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, which comprises the academic and research activities for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Health System, UPMC Cancer Centers offers the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment at community-based locations throughout the region.

The consolidation and coordination of existing hospital- and practice-based locations, along with the Hillman Cancer Center and the establishment of as many as 11 additional community locations in the next few years, will cover a geographic area of more than 200 miles around greater Pittsburgh.

UPMC Cancer Centers offers cancer patients the best of both worlds: exceptional care and innovative treatments close to home.

University of Pennsylvania Hospital **
3400 Spruce Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104 
(215) 662-4000

At the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, we know that each patient is unique and requires individualized treatment. We care not only for your condition, but emotional needs, family worries and work with you to maintain your quality of life.

The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania is one of only 31 cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. This status reflects the Cancer Center's excellence in research, treatment, community outreach, professional education, and information services. The NCI mark of excellence assures patients and families that they have selected physicians and services that are recognized nationally and that they will benefit from
the latest research advances.

University of Virginia Health Sciences Center **
Jefferson Park Avenue 
Charlottesville, VA 22908 

UVa's mission is to provide excellence and innovation in the care of patients, the training of health professionals and the creation and sharing of health knowledge.

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave E
PO Box 19023
Seattle WA 98109-1023

CCA brings together the best of cancer care institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Academic Medical Center, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

SCCA offers a variety of treatment options, designed from the latest research findings, for malignant and non-malignant diseases.

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics **
600 Highland Avenue 
Madison, WI 53792 
608) 262-5223; or toll-free: (800) 622-8922.

The University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center (UWCCC) is recognized throughout the Midwest and the nation as one of the leading innovators in cancer research, quality patient care and active community involvement. As one of only 41 centers in the United States to meet the rigorous standards for being designated as "comprehensive" by the National Cancer Institute, the UWCCC offers cancer patients an array of customized treatment options and expertise that few can match. 

Established in 1973 as one of the first university-based comprehensive cancer centers, the UWCCC is recognized as a world leader in research on breast, prostate and bladder cancers. It is also known for its expertise in radiation oncology, medical oncology, bone marrow transplantation, gynecologic oncology, pediatric oncology and biostatistics.

Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinic **
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
691 Preston Building
Nashville, TN 37232-6838
(615) 936-1782
For more information about treatment options or clinical trials available at the VICC, call 1-800-811-8480.
For more information about a specific cancer, contact the NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4CANCER.

Still in its first decade, the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is already recognized as a leader in cancer prevention, care and research. In 2000 the VICC was ranked among the top cancer centers in the country in a survey by U.S. News and World Report -- the youngest National Cancer Institute-designated facility to be included among the nation's most elite. 

Only a handful of centers in the Southeast have earned NCI designation, and the VICC is the only one in Tennessee dedicated to providing the most promising therapies and to advancing research in all types of cancer in adults and children. 

Patients at the VICC are among the first anywhere to profit from new discoveries, largely due to the Center's emphasis on "translational research." This means that VICC physicians and scientists are involved in rapidly bringing innovative discoveries from the laboratory to the hospital or clinic, where they can directly benefit patients. Researchers then use lessons learned in the clinic back in the laboratory, to confirm and extend their research. 

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center **
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
(336) 716-2011

The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (CCCWFU) is a national leader in cancer care and research. Ranked among the best treatment facilities in the country, it is one of only 37 cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

NCI designation is an assurance of excellent care and comprehensive treatment options, including access to the latest clinical trials. These trials provide an entree to the leading edge of medical treatment. 

It also means that the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University is carrying out innovative research in the basic sciences, cancer prevention and cancer control, in addition to implementing outreach and education strategies designed to inform the public of advances in cancer research.

Yale-New Haven Hospital **
20 York Street 
New Haven, CT 06510 
(203) 688 2000

Yale-New Haven receives national and international referrals and, in conjunction with YSM and the Yale Cancer Center, is nationally recognized for its commitment to teaching and clinical research. The National Institutes of Health have recognized these facilities for the excellence of the Cancer Prevention Research Unit, Cancer Information Service Center, Comprehensive Cancer Service, Digestive Disease Research Center, Child Health Research Center, Children's and Adults' Clinical Research Centers and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.

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