UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center was designated one of the first 11 “comprehensive” cancer centers in 1972. Today, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in a five-state region: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Center, which emphasizes multidisciplinary research and patient care, has grown to more than 350 faculty members (including basic and clinical scientists and physicians). It encompasses more than 150,000 square feet of research space and has more than $100 million in annual research funding. Faculty expertise includes tumor biology, virology/gene therapy, immunobiology, targeted immunotherapy, drug discovery and experimental therapeutics. Cancer Center Director Edward Partridge, M.D., is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of women’s cancers and outreach among minorities and underserved populations, an area in which UAB is particularly well-regarded. The Center has also made obesity and its impact on cancer a high-priority research focus going forward. UAB is the recipient of three NCI SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) grants: breast, brain tumor and pancreatic cancer.

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board

Mrs. Lois O. Bankston
Mrs. Alisa Belcher
Mr. John Bell
Mr. Frank Bromberg III
Mr. J. David Brown III
Mr. George F. Buchanan III
Mr. Gary Burley
Ms. Barbara Burton
Mr. Robert Carr
Mr. Andrew Case
Mr. Ed Cassady
Mrs. Dana Davis
Mrs. Mitzi S. Davis
Ms. Susie Hand Denson
Mr. Daniel Dillon
Mrs. Trisha Dodson
Mrs. Betsy Dreher
Mrs. Helene Elkus
Mr. Jay Ezelle
Mrs. Ann Florie
Mr. Albert G. Folcher Jr.
Mrs. Cathy O. Friedman
Mrs. Lisa Harris
Mr. William M. Harvill
Mrs. Idie Hastings
Mrs. Ann Hayes
Mr. James F. Hughey Jr.
Mrs. Lessley O. Hynson
Mr. Robert G. Hynson
Mr. Mark Jackson
Ms. Cheryl Levy
Mr. Frank M. Lynch II
Mrs. Jeanie H. MacKenzie
Mr. Caldwell Marks
Mr. Daniel H. Markstein IV
Mrs. Terry McBride
Mrs. J. Burton McDonald
Mr. Edward P. Meyerson
Mr. Robert D. Moore III
Mr. Craft O’Neal
Mr. Richard H. Pardue
Mrs. Helen Pardue
Mr. L.C. “Foots” Parnell III
Mr. Charles D. Perry
Mr. Guin Robinson
Mrs. Katharine M. Robinson
Mrs. Kim J. Rogers
Mr. Joel Rotenstreich
Mrs. Becky Seay
Mr. J. Callen Sparrow
J. Terrell Spencer, M.D.
Mrs. Jean H. Sullivan
Mr. Pat Sullivan
Mr. Ralph Summerford
Mr. Rick Swagler
Mr. W. Lee Thuston
Mr. Sam Todd
Mrs. Lissa Tyson
Mr. Jeff Underwood
Mrs. Jeanette Wade
Mrs. Suzanne Wald
Mrs. Lindy Walker
Mrs. Cathy T. Watson
Mr. Joel Welker
Mr. George Wheelock III
Mrs. Susan Williams

Members Emeritus
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bolden

Funds from the Gala go toward the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Fund for Excellence, which supports high-priority research efforts. A portion of the funds raised will also support patient and family assistance efforts.