About Us


To explore and understand the totality of intersecting issues that trigger cancer – biology, race, ethnicity, gender, age, environment, geography, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status – so that we can discover and individualize approaches to better prevent and treat cancer as well as ensure long-term wellness after cancer.


To be a national leader in addressing the cancer challenges of the 21st century, reflecting the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s distinct abilities to elucidate and reduce disparities and improve cancer health outcomes for all people.

UI Cancer Center lobby/ reception area.