Message from the Director

PartridgeAs the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center reaches its 45th year of continuous funding from the National Cancer Institute, it remains one of the premier National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the United States and the only such center in what is considered the Deep South.

Our center has a depth and breadth of cancer research that is unmatched in our region. Our cutting-edge science continues to be among the nation’s leaders, particularly in the fields of gene therapy, immunotherapy and drug discovery and development. At the community level, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center continues its major commitment to underserved populations through our NCI-funded programs to increase cancer screening rates and improve nutrition and physical activity.

As director, I assure you that the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will continue to provide all of those we serve with the most up-to-date treatments and innovative research, while leading the charge to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem.

Edward Partridge, M.D.
Evalina B. Spencer Chair in Oncology

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