NCI Designated Cancer Centers

National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers are at the forefront of NCI-supported efforts at universities and cancer research centers across the United States that are developing and translating scientific knowledge from promising laboratory discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients.

What Types of Designation Are Awarded?

There are two types of NCI-designated cancer centers.

--An NCI-designated cancer center must demonstrate scientific leadership, resources, and capabilities in laboratory, clinical, or population science, or some combination of these three components. It must also demonstrate reasonable depth and breadth of research in the scientific areas it chooses and transdisciplinary research across these areas.

--An NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center must demonstrate reasonable depth and breadth of research in each of three major areas: laboratory, clinical, and population-based research, as well as substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these scientific areas. In addition, a comprehensive center must also demonstrate professional and public education and outreach capabilities, including the dissemination of clinical and public health advances in the communities it serves.

Of the 67 NCI-designated cancer centers, 41 are comprehensive cancer centers.

Our list does not include those cancer centers which only do research. Click here for NCI Designated Cancer Center web site.

CANCER CENTER
ADDRESS
CONTACT AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
COMPREHENSIVE?
University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center1802 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Main: 205-975-8222
Toll Free: 800-822-0933

APPOINTMENT
YES
University of Arizona Cancer Center1515 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85724
Main: 520-694-2873
Toll Free: 800-524-5928

APPOINTMENT
YES
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center101 The City Drive
Building 56, Rt. 81, Room 209
Orange, California 92868
Appointments: 714-456-8000
Physician Referral Service: 877-824-3627
YES
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010
Main: 626-256-4673 626-256-HOPE
New Patient Services: 800-826-4673

APPOINTMENT
YES
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center8-684 Factor Building
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90095
UCLA Cancer Hotline: 888-662-8252 (888-ONC-UCLA)
Clinical Trials Hotline 888-798-0719

APPOINTMENT
YES
Stanford Cancer InstituteLorry Lokey Stem Cell Building
265 Campus Drive, Suite G2103
Stanford, California 94305
Referral Center: 650-498-6000 Toll Free: 877-668-7535

APPOINTMENT
NO
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center4501 X Street, Suite 3003
Sacramento, California 95817
New Patient Referral Office: 916-703-5210
General Information: 916-734-5959

APPOINTMENT
YES
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center3855 Health Sciences Drive
La Jolla, California 92093
Appointments: 858-822-6100
General Information: 866-773-2703

APPOINTMENT
YES
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center1450 3rd Street, Box 0128
San Francisco, California 94115
Main: 415-885-3693
International Inquiries: 415-353-8489

APPOINTMENT
YES
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90089
General Information: 323-865-3000
Toll Free: 800-872-2273 1-800-USC-CARE

APPOINTMENT
YES
University of Colorado Cancer Center13001 East 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Adult Cancer Care: 720-848-0300
Pediatric Cancer Care: 720-777-6688

APPOINTMENT
YES
Yale Cancer CenterMailing address:PO Box 208028
New Haven, CT 06520-8028

Campus address:
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8028
Patient Care: 203-785-4191
Toll Free: 866-925-3226 (866-YALECANCER)

APPOINTMENT
YES
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center3970 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Appointments: 202-444-2223
CancerLine: 202-444-4000

APPOINTMENT
YES
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute12902 Magnolia Drive
MCC-CEO
Tampa, Florida 33612
Main: 813-745-4673 813-745-HOPE
New Patient/Physician Referral: 888-860-2778

APPOINTMENT
YES
Winship Cancer Institute - Emory University1365C Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Main: 404-778-7777
APPOINTMENT
NO
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center303 East Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Main: 312-695-0990
Appointments: 866-587-4322 866-LURIE-CC
YES
The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center5841 South Maryland Avenue
MC1140
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Adult Appointments: 855-702-8222
Pediatric Appointments: 773-702-6808


APPOINTMENT
YES
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center535 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Main: 317-944-5000
Appointments & Referrals: 317-944-0920

APPOINTMENT
NO
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center200 Hawkins Drive
5970Z JPP
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Appointments & Referrals: 319-356-4200
Cancer Information Service: 800-237-1225

APPOINTMENT
YES
The University of Kansas Cancer Center3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66160
Main: 913-588-1227
Toll Free: 800-332-6048

APPOINTMENT
NO
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center401 North Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Main: 410-955-5222
Appointments & Referral: 410-955-8964

APPOINTMENT
YES
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Main and New Appointments: 410-328-7904
Toll Free: 800-888-8823

APPOINTMENT
NO
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Main: 617-632-3000
Spanish Speakers: 617-632-3673

APPOINTMENT
YES
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute4100 John R
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Appointments: 800-527-6266 (800-KARMANOS)

APPOINTMENT
YES
University of Michigam Comprehensive Cancer Center1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Main: 734-936-1831
Cancer Answer Line: 800-865-1125
YES
Masonic Cancer Center420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Cancer Information Line: 612-624-2620
Patient Appointments: 612-672-7422
YES
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center200 First Street, S.W.
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Main: 507-284-2511
Oncology Appointments: 507-284-4137

APPOINTMENT
YES
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Main: 314-747-7222
Toll Free: 800-600-3606

APPOINTMENT
YES
Eppley Cancer Center985950 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198
Care Center: 402-559-6500
Medical Call Center - Physician & Service Referral: 800-922-0000

APPOINTMENT
NO
Norris Cotton Cancer Center at DartmouthOne Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756
Administration: 603-653-9000
Cancer Help Line: 800-639-6918
Cancer help via email: cancersupport at hitchcock dot org

For second opinion, APPOINTMENT
NO
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
Main: 732-235-2465
New Patient Appointments: 732-235-8515
Pediatric Appointments: 732-235-7552
YES
University of New Mexico Cancer Center1201 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Established Patients: 505-272-4946
New Patients: 505-272-2839
In New Mexico: 800-432-6806
NO
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center1130 St. Nicholas Avenue, Room 508
New York, New York 10032
Main: 212-305-2500
24 Hour Hotline: 877-697-9355

APPOINTMENT
YES
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center1275 York Avenue
New York, New York 10065
General: 212-639-2000
Pediatric Appointments: 212-639-5954

APPOINTMENT
YES
NYU Cancer Institute550 First Avenue
1201 Smilow Building
New York, New York 10016
Main: 212-731-6000
Physician Referral: 888-769-8633

APPOINTMENT
NO
Roswell Park Cancer InstituteElm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263
Main: 716-845-2300
Make an appointment:
800-ROSWELL

APPOINTMENT
YES
Duke Cancer InstituteBox 2714
2424 Erwin Road
Durham, North Carolina 27710
Consultation and Referral Service: 888-275-3853 888-ASK-DUKE

APPOINTMENT
YES
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center450 West Drive, CB 7295
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
Main: 919-966-3036
Information or Appointments: 866-869-1856

APPOINTMENT
YES
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest UniversityMedical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
Main: 336-716-7971
Appointments: 336-716-WAKE

APPOINTMENT
YES
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center11100 Euclid Avenue, Wearn 151
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Main: 216-844-8797

UH Seidman Cancer Center, APPOINTMENT
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, APPOINTMENT
YES
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center300 West 10th Avenue, Suite 159
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Main: 614-293-5066
Toll Free: 800-293-5066

APPOINTMENT
YES
Knight Cancer Institute3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239
Cancer Institute: 503-494-1617
Health Care Services / OHSU Switchboard: 503-494-8311

APPOINTMENTAPPOINTMENT
NO
Abramson Cancer Center - University of Pennsylvania3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Main: 215-615-5858
Medical Referrals: 800-789-7366 800-789-PENN

APPOINTMENT
YES
Fox Chase Cancer Center333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
New Patient Appointments: 215-728-2570
Cancer Information Line: 888-369-2427 888-FOX-CHASE

APPOINTMENT
YES
Kimmel Cancer Center233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Kimmel Cancer Center: 215-503-4500
Toll Free: 888-955-1212

APPOINTMENT
NO
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
Main: 412-647-2811

APPOINTMENT
YES
Hollings Cancer Center86 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Main: 843-792-0700
Health Connection Line: 800-424-6872 800-424-MUSC

APPOINTMENT
NO
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105-3678
General Information: 901-595-3300
Appointments & Referrals: 866-278-5833 (866-2STJUDE)
Physician referral: 888-226-4343

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL FORM
YES
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center691 Preston Research Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37232
Main: 615-936-8422 (615-936-VICC) Toll Free: 877-936-8422 (877-936-VICC)

APPOINTMENT
YES
Cancer Therapy & Research Center7979 Wurzbach Road
Urschel Tower, Room U627
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Appointment & Referrals: 210-450-1000
Cancer Information Line: 800-340-2872

APPOINTMENT
NO
Dan L. Duncan Cancer CenterOne Baylor Place
MS: BCM305
Houston, Texas 77030
Main: 713-798-1354NO
Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center2201 Inwood Road
Dallas, Texas 75390
Main: 214-645-4673 (214-645-HOPE)
Toll Free: 866-460-4673 866-460-HOPE

Appointments: 214-645-8300 or APPOINTMENT

Children's appointments: 214-730-KIDS (5437)
NO
MD Anderson Cancer Center1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 91
Houston, Texas 77030
Main: 713-792-6161
Toll Free: 877-632-6789 (877-MDA-6789)

APPOINTMENT
YES
Huntsman Cancer Institute2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
Local: 801-585-0303
HCI Main: 877-585-0303

APPOINTMENT
NO
Massey Cancer CenterP.O. Box 980037
401 College Street
Richmond, Virginia 23298
General Information: 804-828-0450
New Patients: 804-828-5116

APPOINTMENT
NO
University of Virginia Cancer Center6171 West Complex
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Main: 434-924-3627
Toll Free: 800-223-9173

Appointments: 434-243-3675 or APPOINTMENT
NO
Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer ConsortiumP.O. Box 19024, D1-060
Seattle, Washington 98109
SCCA - New Patients/Intake: 206-288-1024
SCCA Main: 206-288-7222

Appointments: 855-557-0555 or APPOINTMENT
YES
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer1111 Highland Avenue, Rm. 7057
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
General Information: 608-263-8600
Cancer Connect (Appointments): 800-622-8922

APPOINTMENT
YES