Activities and programs at the UF Shands Cancer Center are acutely focused on the development of early-stage “translational” research aimed at the rapid advancement of scientific discoveries to clinical trials and resulting in improved patient care. Our goal is to generate tomorrow’s answers for today’s patients.
Our research activity occurs primarily on the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus. UF is one of just three institutions in the country that has a one-campus Health Science Center consisting of colleges devoted to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and public health and health professions. This unique environment provides an ideal opportunity to bring diverse individuals together to conduct cancer research and develop future treatment and preventive options for cancer patients.
Exciting collaborations with the College of Engineering are enabling scientists to use UF’s “supercomputer,” nanotechnology, and other technological advancements to develop new therapies and techniques. Additional collaborations occur within dozens of UF multidisciplinary centers and institutes, including the McKnight Brain Institute, Proton Therapy Institute – one of only seven such facilities in the nation – Genetics Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Institute on Aging, and Emerging Pathogens Institute.