The University of Colorado Cancer Center is recognized by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive, consortium cancer center, one of only a handful of consortium centers recognized by the NCI. As a consortium, the CU Cancer Center represents the unified basic, translational and clinical cancer research effort benefitting all citizens of Colorado. It comprises three universities, five medical centers, and one health maintenance organization.
The CSU Animal Cancer Center is one of a few programs in the country where companion animals can receive comprehensive surgical, medical and radiation therapy for cancer.
Denver Health is the largest "safety-net" health care organization in Colorado and is one of the Center's clinical trials sites. Additionally, Denver Health has a patient navigator research program.
Through collaboration with the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center has seen a doubling of enrollments to therapeutic cancer trials.
Kaiser Permanente's Institute for Health Research brings a large group of cancer health outcomes researchers and cancer health service providers to the consortium.
As the #1 respiratory hospital in the country National Jewish Health offers expertise on all lung conditions, including the leading cause of cancer-related deaths - lung cancer.
Children's Hospital Colorado's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is the only dedicated pediatric cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region and home to numerous specialized programs.
The CU Cancer Center Functional Genomics Shared Resource and the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology, which is lead by CU cancer center member Dr. Thomas Cech, is located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus.
The central administrative and organization structure of the CU Cancer Center is based on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of two University of Colorado Denver campuses.
The University of Colorado Hospital constitutes the major academic partner of the CU Cancer Center and provides the majority of our inpatient and outpatient services for adults.