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National Cancer Institute Cancer Center Programs

General information

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Program supports research-oriented facilities across the nation that are known for their scientific excellence and their ability to pull together and focus many kinds of research approaches on the cancer problem. The NCI Cancer Center Program includes more than 65 cancer centers that take part in research to help reduce cancer rates and deaths from cancer.

Two types of cancer centers are supported through cancer center grants:

NCI-designated Cancer Centers are defined as cancer centers that focus on

  • Laboratory research (studies on cells or animals)
  • Population science (looking at large groups of people for cancer prevention and control)
  • Clinical research (clinical trials to test new cancer treatments on volunteers)

The cancer center may focus on some combination of these 3 types of studies. Some cancer centers that focus on lab research do not care for patients. Those centers are not listed here, but you can find them on the NCI website.

Those facilities that go even further can earn the title NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. They must conduct coordinated, high-quality programs in all 3 areas of research listed above. Plus, they must have a strong body of interactive research that bridges these different areas.

Comprehensive cancer centers must put their cancer research to work, helping with cancer prevention and cancer care. They must also offer education for health care professionals and the general public. To be recognized by the NCI as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, an institution must pass rigorous review.

All of the Comprehensive Cancer Centers see patients for cancer treatment.

National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Program

The NCI staff responsible for managing the Cancer Centers Program are part of the Office of Cancer Centers of the NCI. These staff members consult with cancer centers and groups wishing to apply to become cancer centers. They share information with these future cancer centers about the program policies and the research priorities of the National Cancer Institute.

NCI Cancer Centers Program contact information:

NCI Cancer Centers and Comprehensive Cancer Centers

The NCI Cancer Centers that see patients are listed below by state. Although we try to keep this list up to date, the NCI sometimes adds or removes centers from their approved list. The NCI’s most current list can be found online at: www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/extramural/cancercenters/find-a-cancer-center .

Note that the NCI website also includes centers that don’t offer patient care, and sometimes lists the clinic director’s contact information rather than clinic information for patients. Because of this, some of the phone numbers and addresses below will be different from those listed by the NCI.

Each entry lists the name and street address of the cancer center. We have also included its website and the number to call directly for appointments, questions, or referrals. If you want to mail something, you may need more information.

Here we list NCI centers where adults with cancer are treated. A few of these cancer centers see children as well, and in those cases we’ve added it to the main entry. But most pediatric cancer centers in the US are not on this list. If you are looking for cancer centers for an infant, child, or teen, please call us or go to www.cancer.org to see our document, Pediatric Cancer Center Information.

Alabama

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1802 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Telephone: 205-934-9999
Toll-free number: 1-800-822-8816
Website: www3.ccc.uab.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Arizona

Arizona Cancer Center
University of Arizona
3838 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719-1454
Telephone: 520-694-2873
Website: www.azcc.arizona.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

California

Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California at Irvine
101 The City Drive
Bldg. 23; Route 81
Orange, CA 92868
Telephone: 714-456-8000
Website: www.cancer.uci.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
Telephone: 626-256-4673
Toll-free number: 1-800-826-4673
Website: www.cityofhope.org/ccc
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California Los Angeles
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(Note that there are multiple clinic locations in Los Angeles and Southern California)
Toll-free number: 1-888-662-8252
Website: www.cancer.ucla.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Moores Cancer Center
University of California at San Diego
3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone: 858-822-6100
Toll-free number: 1-866-773-2703
Website: http://cancer.ucsd.edu/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stanford Cancer Institute
Stanford University
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Telephone: 650-498-6000
Website: http://cancer.stanford.edu
Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California at Davis
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Telephone: 916-703-5210
Toll-free number: 1-800-362-5566
Website: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cancer
Comprehensive Cancer Center

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California at San Francisco
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Toll-free number: 1-888-689-8273
Website: http://cancer.ucsf.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Southern California
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Telephone: 323-865-3000
Toll-free: 1-800-872-2273
Website: http://uscnorriscancer.usc.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Colorado

University of Colorado Cancer Center
Anschutz Cancer Pavilion
1665 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045
Telephone: 720-848-0300
Website: www.uch.edu/colorado-cancer-center/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Connecticut

Yale Cancer Center
Yale University School of Medicine
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street
WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520
Telephone: 203-785-4095
Toll-free number: 1-866-925-3226
Website: http://yalecancercenter.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

District of Columbia

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University Medical Center
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057
Telephone: 202-444-4000
Website: http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Florida

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
University of South Florida
Muriel Rothman Building
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: 813-745-4673
Toll-free number: 1-888-663-3488
Website: www.moffitt.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Georgia

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365C Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Toll-free number: 1-888-946-7447
Website: winshipcancer.emory.edu
Cancer Center

Illinois

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University
Galter Pavilion
675 North St. Clair, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 312-695-0990
Toll-free number: 1-866-587-4322
Website: www.cancer.northwestern.edu/home/index.cfm
Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Toll-free number: 1-855-702-8222
Website: cancer.uchicago.edu
Comprehensive
Cancer Center

Indiana

Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
1030 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Toll-free number: 1-888-600-4822
Website: http://iuhealth.org/simon-cancer-center/
Cancer Center

Iowa

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Iowa
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Telephone: 319-356-1616
Toll-free number: 1-800-777-8442
Website: www.uihealthcare.org/HoldenComprehensiveCancerCenter/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kansas

The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Westwood, Kansas 66205
Telephone: 913-588-1227
Toll-free number: 1-800-332-6048
Website: www.kucancercenter.org
Cancer Center

Maryland

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins University
Weinberg Building
401 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Telephone: 410-955-5222
Website: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center
Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-328-7904
Toll-free number: 1-800-888-8823
Website: www.umgcc.org
Cancer Center

Massachusetts

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: 617-632-3000
Toll-free number: 1-877-442-3324
Website: www.dana-farber.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Michigan

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
Toll-free number: 1-800-527-6266
Website: www.karmanos.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Toll-free number: 1-800-865-1125
Website: www.mcancer.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Minnesota

Masonic Cancer Center
University of Minnesota
Masonic Memorial Building
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: 612-624-2620
Toll-free number: 1-800-226-2376
Website: www.cancer.umn.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Mayo Clinic Rochester
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Telephone: 507-284-2511
Website: http://cancercenter.mayo.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Missouri

Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-747-7222
Toll-free number: 1-800-600-3606
Website: www.siteman.wustl.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nebraska

University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
985950 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
Telephone: 402-559-4090
Website: www.unmc.edu/cancercenter
Cancer Center

New Hampshire

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
(Note that there are multiple clinic locations in New Hampshire and Vermont)
Telephone: 603-653-9000
Toll free number: 1-800-639-6918
Website: www.cancer.dartmouth.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Telephone: 732-235-2465
Website: www.cinj.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

New Mexico

University of New Mexico Cancer Center
University of New Mexico
1201 Camino de Salud NE
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Telephone: 505-272-4946
Toll free number: 1-800-432-6806 (in NM only)
Website: http://cancer.unm.edu
Cancer Center

New York

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York-Presbyterian
1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 212-851-4680
Website: http://hiccc.columbia.edu/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-639-2000
Toll-free number: 1-800-525-2225
Website: www.mskcc.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

NYU Cancer Institute
New York University Medical Center
160 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212-731-6000
Toll-free number: 1-888-769-8633
Website: http://cancer.med.nyu.edu//
Cancer Center

Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm Street & Carlton Street
Buffalo, NY 14263
Toll-free number: 1-877-275-7724
Website: www.roswellpark.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

North Carolina

Duke Cancer Institute
Duke University Medical Center
20 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710
(Note that there are multiple clinic locations in Durham and throughout NC.)
Toll-free number: 1-888-275-3853
Website: www.dukecancerinstitute.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
North Carolina Cancer Hospital
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: 919-966-0000
Toll-free number: 1-866-869-1856
Website: www.unclineberger.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wake Forest University
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Toll-free number: 1-888-716-9253
Website: www.wakehealth.edu/Comprehensive-Cancer-Center/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ohio

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Telephone: 216-844-8797
Website: http://cancer.case.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Telephone: 614-293-5066
Toll-free number: 1-800-293-5066
Website: http://cancer.osu.edu/
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oregon

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239
Telephone: 503-494-8311
Website: www.ohsucancer.com
Cancer Center

Pennsylvania

Abramson Cancer Center
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(Note that there are multiple clinic locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding area.)
Toll-free number: 1-800-789-7366
Website: www.penncancer.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Telephone: 215-728-6900
Toll-free: 1-888-369-2427
Website: www.fccc.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Kimmel Cancer Center
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
233 South 10th Street
BLSB, Room 1050
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Toll-free number: 1-888-955-1212
Website: www.kcc.tju.edu
Cancer Center

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
UPMC Cancer Centers
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Telephone: 412-647-2811
Website: www.upci.upmc.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

South Carolina

Hollings Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
86 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC 29425
Telephone: 843-792-1414
Toll-free number: 1-800-424-6872
Website: http://hcc.musc.edu
Cancer Center

Tennessee

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University
691 Preston Building
Nashville, TN 37232
Telephone: 615-936-8422
Toll free number: 1-877-936-8422
Website: www.vicc.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Texas

Cancer Therapy and Research Center
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
CTRC South Texas Medical Center Campus
7979 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
Telephone: 210-450-1000
Toll-free number: 1-800-340-2872
Website: www.ctrc.net
Cancer Center

Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Suite 450A
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 713-798-1354
Website: www.bcm.edu/cancercenter
Cancer Center

Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center
University Texas Southwestern Medical Center
2201 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75390
Telephone: 214-645-8300
Website: www.simmonscancercenter.org
Cancer Center

MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 713-792-2121
Toll-free number: 1-877-632-6789
Website: www.mdanderson.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Telephone: 801-585-0303
Toll-free number: 1-800-585-0303
Website: www.huntsmancancer.org
Cancer Center

Virginia

Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
401 College Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Telephone: 804-828-5116
Toll-free number: 1-877-462-7739
Website: www.massey.vcu.edu
Cancer Center

University of Virginia Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434-924-9333
Toll-free number: 1-800-223-9173
Website: www.healthsystem.virginia.edu
Cancer Center

Washington

Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Telephone: 206-288-7222
Toll-free number: 1-800-804-8824
Website: www.fhcrc.org
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Telephone: 608-265-1700
Website: www.cancer.wisc.edu
Comprehensive Cancer Center

References

Cancer center websites as listed in each entry, accessed November, 2013.

National Cancer Institute. NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/extramural/cancercenters/about on November 6, 2013.


Last Medical Review: 11/12/2013
Last Revised: 11/12/2013