UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center (UAB CCC) is the sole NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Deep South, a region of the US (Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas) that has the highest incidence and mortality rates for cancer. It is now in its 45th year of continuous NCI support and is the largest and oldest university-wide interdisciplinary research center (UWIRC) at UAB. Our vision is to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. This vision is supported by our mission, which is “To work every day to provide the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer while advancing our understanding of cancer and translating this knowledge into prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship.”

The UAB CCC has 242 faculty members who come from 30 departments in 9 UAB schools, Southern Research, and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The members are supported by more than $92M in annual direct extramural funding. The UAB CCC is organized into six research programs.

Basic Science:

  • Cancer Cell Biology
  • Inflammation, Immunology & Immunotherapeutics

Translational Science:

  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Neuro-Oncology

Cancer Prevention and Control Science:

  • Cancer Chemoprevention
  • Cancer Control & Population Sciences. 
  • Cancer Center members are supported by twelve shared facilities: Biostatistics & Bioinformatics,
  • Comprehensive Genomics,
  • High Resolution Imaging,
  • Human Imaging,
  • Mass Spectrometry/2D Proteomics,
  • Microbiome/Gnotobiotic,
  • Pharmacometrics 
  • Preclinical Imaging,
  • Recruitment & Retention,
  • Structural Biology (NMR and X-Ray Crystallography),
  • Tissue Procurement
  • Transgenic Animals