Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Why Give Wednesday

The importance of Cancer Research

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of cancer research. Cancer research is what changes the face of cancer, and UAB is able to offer resources and expertise to conduct high-level, innovative research right here in our community. UAB strives for advancements in cancer research, which requires time, money, experts, hard work and support from those passionate about fighting the disease. The Cancer Center has seven research programs that are organized into three main areas: basic science, translational science, and cancer prevention and control.
           The American Association for Cancer Research acknowledges May as National Cancer Research month. You can help by donating to recognize and promote high-quality, innovative cancer research. At UAB, your financial support would go toward:

  • advancing the understanding of cancer

  • prevention

  • improved detection

  • treatment

  • survivorship

 Thanks to the support of our community, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and researchers here have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and nutrition, among others. We appreciate every donation, as each moves us one step closer to achieving our goal of eliminating cancer as a major public health problem.
For more information about making a gift toward providing support for innovative programs within the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, visit


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