Cancer Center Profile

The Kimmel Cancer Center (KCC) at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated clinical cancer center. The center, founded in 1991, received the NCI designation in 1996, confirming KCC’s position as a leader in treatment, research, and education.
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The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) is 1 of 41 National Cancer Institute‒designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. CINJ delivers advanced comprehensive care to adults and children, and CINJ investigators are heavily involved in research.
The Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center was established in 1992 under the leadership of Stephen D. Williams, MD, and in 1999, the center was designated by the National Cancer Institute as a clinical cancer center. The Indiana University Research Institute was opened in 1997, financed in part by federal funding. The name of the center was changed in 2006 to honor the philanthropic support of Melvin and Bren Simon.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) in Tucson is 1 of 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Called a “high-performing” center by US News & World Report, the center has 29 beds on a dedicated oncology wing, plus beds in surgery, gynecology, and pediatric units. The total number of beds in the facility is 487.

In 1986, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) was established as a center of excellence at the University of Michigan Medical Center. UMCCC is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and is 1 of 21 cancer centers participating in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC–James), located in Columbus, Ohio, is 1 of only 41 centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The OSUCCC– James program is part of Ohio State University and is affiliated with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the country. Established in 1973, the OSUCCC–James is the Mid-west’s first and Ohio’s only freestanding cancer hospital.

The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, a department of Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Shreveport, provides comprehensive cancer care in a translational research environment. It was founded in 1993 as the Center for Excellence in Cancer Treatment, Research, Education and Prevention by an act of the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 1997, it was renamed the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in acknowledgment of a philanthropic gift from the Feist and Weiller families. This gift led to the construction of a multidisciplinary outpatient cancer center that is also home to 1 of the 6 St.

The Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, by 4 physicians. At that time, it was one of only a few group practices in the United States. This group practice model was very familiar to 3 of the founders—George Crile Sr, Frank Bunts, William Lower—as they served together in military hospitals near the front lines of World War I. These 3 colleagues were determined to establish a not-for-profit clinic that combined the best of military and civilian medical practices.

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