As one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center brings together hundreds of physicians and scientists who work together every day to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. We are internationally recognized for our work in cancer research, treatment and education, and we are the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Deep South.
Dr. Edward Partridge has served as director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007. A native of Demopolis, Ala., and graduate of the UAB School of Medicine, Dr. Partridge is a nationally renowned leader in the research and treatment of gynecologic cancers as well as cancer health disparities, and in November 2010 was elected president of the American Cancer Society (ACS) National Board of Directors.
This blog is an opportunity for you to follow Dr. Partridge and his team at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in our progress in the fight against cancer. Dr. Partridge will also be sharing his perspective on various cancer issues as well as his experiences as he travels the country next year in his role as ACS president.
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