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University of Florida

The University of Florida Cancer Center was founded in 1992, and received NCI designation in 2023. The cancer center serves north central Florida, a geographically large region with the highest rates of cancer mortality in the state. The center is the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center based at a public university in the state of Florida. The geographic area from which the center attracts patients has high rates of poverty; rurality; and food, housing, and medical care insecurity. To address the cancer burden of the region, the center blends comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment, drawing members from 11 of the 16 colleges at the University of Florida (UF). Members work as researchers and clinicians at the University of Florida and UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center on the main campus of one of the nation’s top five public research universities and the flagship public university of the state of Florida.

The UF Health Cancer Center is dedicated to providing leading-edge cancer care and conducting original research to prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population it serves.

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University of Florida

Jonathan D. Licht, MD
2033 Mowry Road, Suite 145
Gainesville, FL 32611
COE Leader
Ramzi Salloum, PhD
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
CRTEC Leader
Dietmar Siemann, PhD
Associate Director for Education and Training
Last Updated
June 5, 2024