University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center
Founded in 1945, the University of Alabama (UAB) Hospital is an academic teaching hospital. UAB is one of the four largest academic medical centers in the US and has been continuously lauded for its commitment to patient care. Over the years, UAB has expanded its patient services to satellite campuses across Alabama through its network of hospitals known as the UAB Health System.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is an accredited cancer care facility, designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and is part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. As one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, UAB employs over 300 physicians and medical researchers to serve its patients.
In 2010, UAB received over $110 million dollars to conduct oncological research from the National Cancer Institute. UAB’s commitment to cutting edge research and patient-centered therapies continue to support its ranking in the US News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals.”
With research-based facilities, world-class medical researchers and physicians, and the recipient of numerous grants to conduct oncology based research, UAB is situated to provide first-class and individualized care under one roof. Radiation oncology, surgical oncology, lung transplants, clinical trials, chemotherapy, palliative care, state of the art diagnostics and imaging services, pathology, genetic counseling, hormone therapy, biological therapy, stem cell transplantation, complementary and alternative medicine, nutrition and physical therapy, and comprehensive care are all options in the UAB comprehensive cancer treatment program.
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