Cancer Research Programs

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Community to Bench Model

University of Illinois Cancer Center is a community to bench center. We listen to the people in our community, and let their needs shape our research priorities and activities.

By listening to their voices, we have unique opportunities to directly impact our patients, and improve cancer care and outcomes for the communities we serve.

At a Glance: Research at the University of Illinois Cancer Center

  • More than 115 full members
  • 90 associate members
  • 3 research programs
  • 1 goal: Exploring and understanding the totality of intersecting issues that trigger cancer – biology, race, ethnicity, gender, age, environment, lifestyle, geography, and socioeconomic status – in order to discover and individualize approaches to better prevent and treat cancer and ensure long-term wellness after cancer

Research Programs at University of Illinois Cancer Center

Our researchers and physician-scientists conduct lab, translational, clinical, and population sciences research that is organized under 3 research programs:

Cancer Prevention and Control

Cancer Biology

Translational Oncology

Contact Us

To learn more about clinical trials, contact the Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office:


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