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About Us

U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center building

The University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center seeks to reduce cancer burden and improve cancer outcomes through research, innovation, and transdisciplinary collaboration. Through its focus on team science and research excellence, UMCCC is a national leader in prevention, early diagnosis, optimal treatment, and survivorship care for those at risk of or affected by cancer.

Our Center is one of only 48 U.S. centers to earn the National Cancer Institute's "Comprehensive" designation by meeting strict guidelines for:

  • Extensive, interactive and innovative clinical and laboratory research;
  • Participation in NCI testing of new therapies;
  • Significant cancer prevention and control research;
  • Provision of patient education, community service and outreach as well as training for health professionals.