About striving to find tomorrow’s answers for today’s patients

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center stands alone in the state of Florida in its unique ability to blend comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. In 2023, the center became the 72nd NCI-Designated Cancer Center and the only one based at a public university in the state of Florida.

It boasts a membership of more than 300 researchers and clinicians from across the University of Florida and UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. The Cancer Center and its members are dedicated to providing leading-edge cancer care and conducting original research for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve.

Medicinal chemists at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are fine tuning the structural positions of chemical compounds to find the most promising drug options for killing dangerous bacterial biofilms. Rob Huigens, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy - Dept. of Medicial Chemistry

Our Vision

Our vision is to lead nationally in elucidating novel insights into cancer biology, and developing creative prevention and treatment strategies, while providing outstanding care that serves our rural and diverse population. 

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