National Cancer Institute

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.  It is composed of 27 Institutes and Centers and provides leadership and financial support (grants) to researchers in every state and throughout the world.  One of these is the National Cancer Institute.  The NCI recognizes two types of centers - Cancer Centers and Comprehensive Cancer Centers – based on the type of grant received.  There is no difference in the quality of patient care provided by Cancer Centers and Comprehensive Cancer Centers.  The following institutions have been designated by the NCI.  They are characterized by strong organizational capabilities, institutional commitment, and trans-disciplinary, cancer-focused science, experienced scientific and administrative leadership, and state-of-the-art cancer research and patient care facilities.


Cancer Centers and Comprehensive Cancer Centers:

ALABAMA
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of Alabama at Birmingham
http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/

ARIZONA
Arizona Cancer Center*
University of Arizona
www.azcc.arizona.edu/

CALIFORNIA
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of California at Irvine
www.ucihs.uci.edu/cancer/

City of Hope National Medical Center*
Beckman Research Institute
www.cityofhope.org

Moores UCSD Cancer Center*
University of California, San Diego
http://cancer.ucsd.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford University
http://cancer.stanford.edu/

UC Davis Cancer Center
University of Calilfornia, Davis
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of California Los  Angeles
www.cancer.ucla.edu

Helen Diller Family CCC*
University of California, SF
http://cancer.ucsf.edu

USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of Southern California
http://ccnt.hsc.usc.edu/

COLORADO
University of Colorado Cancer Center*
U of Colorado at Denver
http://www.ucdenver.edu/cancercenter

CONNECTICUT

Yale Cancer Center*
Yale University School of Medicine
http://yalecancercenter.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center*
At Georgetown University
http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/

FLORIDA
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center* & Research Institute
University of South Florida
http://www.moffitt.org

GEORGIA
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
http://cancer.emory.edu/

HAWAII
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa
http://www.uhcancercenter.org/

ILLINOIS
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Northwestern University
http://cancer.northwestern.edu/home/indes.cfm

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Chicago, IL
http://cancer.uchicago.edu/

INDIANA
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
http://www.cancer.iu.edu/

IOWA
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center*
The University of Iowa
http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/cancercenter/

MARYLAND
Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland
http://www.umgcc.org/

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Johns Hopkins University
http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org/

MASSACHUSETTS
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center*
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
http://www.dana-farber.org

MICHIGAN
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of Michigan
http://mcancer.org/

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute*
Wayne State University, Detroit
http://www.karmanos.org

MINNESOTA
Masonic Cancer Center*
at the University of Minnesota
http://www.cancer.umn.edu

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center*
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
http://cancercenter.mayo.edu/

MISSOURI
Siteman Cancer Center*
Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/

NEBRASKA
University of Nebraska Medical Center/Eppley
Cancer Center, Omaha
http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Norris Cotton Cancer Center*
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey*
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
http://www.cinj.org

NEW MEXICO
University of New Mexico Cancer Center
UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center

http://cancer.unm.edu/

NEW YORK
Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
http://www.einstein.yu.edu/cancer

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center*
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
http://hiccc.columbia.edu/

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center*
New York, New York
http://www.mskcc.org

NYU Cancer Institute
New York University Medical Center
http://ci.med.nyu.edu/

Roswell Park Cancer Institute*
Buffalo
http://www.roswellpark.org/

NORTH CAROLINA
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Duke University Medical Center
http://cancer.duke.edu/

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
Cancer Ctr.*
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://cancer.med.unc.edu/

Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Wake Forest University
http://www.wakehealth.edu/Cancer-Center/

OHIO
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Case Western Reserve University
http://cancer.case.edu/

Ohio State University CCC*
James Cancer Hospital
http://jamesline.com/

OREGON
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
http://ohsucancer.com

PENNSYLVANIA
Abramson Cancer Center*
University of Pennsylvania
http://www.penncancer.org

Fox Chase Cancer Center*
Philadelphia
http://www.fccc.edu/

Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute*
Pittsburgh
http://www.upci.upmc.edu/

SOUTH CAROLINA
Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
http://hcc.musc.edu

TENNESSEE
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital*
Memphis
http://www.stjude.org

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center*
Vanderbilt University
http://www.vicc.org/

TEXAS
Cancer Therapy & Research Center
U of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
http://www.ctrc.uthscsa.edu/

The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
http://www.bcm.edu/cancercenter/

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center*
University of Texas
http://www.mdanderson.org/

UTAH
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
http://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

VIRGINIA
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
http://www.massey.vcu.edu/

UVA Cancer Center
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
http://www.uvacancer.com

WASHINGTON
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center* Seattle Cancer Care Allliance
http://www.fhcrc.org

WISCONSIN
UW Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center*
University of Wisconsin
http://www.uwhealth.org/uw-carbone-cancer-center/cancer/10252