Why Give?

Because of the Progress we’ve made today…and the Promise of a cure tomorrow.

100% of your donation stays at UAB. Each dollar you give can be leveraged to generate $14 or more from federal or other sources. Your gift is an investment in the future through:

Research & Discovery
We are one of only 41 research centers in the country to hold the National Cancer Institute’s “comprehensive” designation.  Our physician-scientists are involved in generating some of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer research, and we set the pace for turning that discovery into patient treatments—often months or even years before these treatments are offered at other hospitals.

Specialized Care & Treatment
In our clinics, patients meet with teams of nationally-recognized, fellowship-trained specialists who deliver customized treatment plans at the very first visit.  At any given time, our physicians conduct more than 100 clinical trials of new therapies—many the result of UAB discoveries—that provide novel treatments often unavailable elsewhere.

Prevention & Outreach
Our physician-scientists are at the forefront of discovering important genetic and behavioral risk factors for cancer.  We put that knowledge to work by serving at-risk populations through cancer prevention, education and screening programs.

Compassion & Support
We provide resources, education and assistance for patients and their families at every step of the cancer journey.  We believe in treating the whole patient—caring for both physical and emotional well-being—and we realize that this often means reaching beyond the patient to  friends and loved ones, providing support and guidance to all who are touched by the disease.

Our vision is to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem.

To find out how to support these efforts with your charitable gift, please contact:

Chris Thomason
Senior Director of Development
(205) 934-0930
cthomason@uab.edu

Or, mail your check made payable to “UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center” to:

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office of Development and Community Relations
1720 2nd Avenue South, WTI 210
Birmingham, Alabama  35294-3300

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