University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center includes the colleges of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
An integral part of the university’s more than $226 million research enterprise, the college of medicine alone brings in more than half the university’s sponsored research funding.
One of UC’s most important contributions to the study and treatment of cancer is its commitment to educating brilliant doctors as well as technicians, scientists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health professionals who are essential to quality cancer care on a global scale.
In partnership with the university’s clinical health system, UC Health, the UC College of Medicine has developed four key institutes to serve as umbrella entities, bringing clinicians, basic scientists, nurses and other medical professionals together around a shared tripartite mission (research, patient care and education) to work collectively on a broad condition.
The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute an interdisciplinary cancer initiative—which includes laboratory research (in cells and human tissue), translational research (in pre-clinical models), and clinical (human) research—committed to excellence in both research discovery and patient care. UC’s translational science teams focus on understanding and decoding the underlying mechanisms of cancer to better understand why people get cancer, how to prevent it, and how to better treat it. Areas of particular strength include a cancer biology team investigating the biological basis of lung cancer and an environmental health team focused on how human genes interact with the substances people put in their bodies and how living environments influence cancer risk. Many UC Cancer Institute physicians and researchers are also members of the Cincinnati Cancer Center research programs.
UC Cancer Institute multidisciplinary cancer teams treat patients at the UC Health Barrett Center, Precision Radiotherapy Center and UC Health Physicians Offices. Precision Radiotherapy’s Brainlab system, for example, has advanced capabilities for imaging tumors in real time to minimize radiation effects. The Drug Discovery Unit, housed at UC’s Reading campus, facilitates robotic screening of drug targets against a compound library. The UC clinical trials office actively operates trials for promising new therapies, including phase I experimental treatments.
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