Message from the Director

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the first National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and has been continuously funded for the past 46 years.

We are recognized for our work in translational research, that is bringing research from the lab to the patient bedside and back to the lab. One of our objectives is to facilitate breakthrough discoveries through drug development.  We want to bring therapies faster and in the safest way possible to our patients.

In doing that we want to not only expand our clinical trial enterprise but also increase participation, especially from diverse populations.

We are extremely committed to our work in cancer health disparities. We are perhaps one of the few cancer centers in the nation that engage underserved populations effectively.

I hope that you will partner with me to take the Cancer Center to the next level.

Michael J. Birrer, M.D., Ph.D.
Evalina B. Spencer Chair in Oncology

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