• 50 Continuously Funded by the National Cancer Institute for 50 Years and Counting
  • 1 of 8 Original NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers
  • The Only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a Four-State Region


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About Us

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is among the nation’s leading cancer research institutions and one of only 54 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. Being routinely recognized as among the nation’s best means the citizens of Alabama have access to the latest therapies, cutting-edge clinical trials and the expertise needed to treat their cancer right in their own backyard.

From bench to bedside, the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and scientists and clinician-scientists at UAB have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and nutrition. Our community outreach efforts reach vulnerable populations by providing the region with educational and prevention programs.

The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center offers a full array of treatment options from multidisciplinary clinics filled with experts from across cancer fields to the latest state-of-the-art technology. The center is home to an outstanding faculty of roughly 400 clinicians, scientists and clinician-scientists, many of whom are internationally and nationally recognized for their expertise in oncology. The O’Neal Cancer Center treats approximately 20,000 patients annually, with an estimated 5,000 new cancer cases diagnosed and treated each year.


The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB works every day to provide the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, while advancing the world’s understanding of cancer, and translating this knowledge into prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship.


The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center intends to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem.


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