The mission of the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute (UCCI) is to make the most advanced cancer care readily available to the people of the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. This level of care is best provided by highly-trained and specialized physicians who work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting to personalize the treatment of every cancer patient who seeks our services. We understand how stressful the cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up process can be and do our best to alleviate that stress and worry. For patient convenience, cancer care at UC Health is provided at both our Clifton and West Chester campuses.
Multidisciplinary Care, Expert Physicians
When you choose UC Health for your oncology care, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the most comprehensive, compassionate discovery-based medicine available today. Our team of hematologists/oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, and experienced nurses are here for one purpose: to help you beat cancer and enjoy a healthy life as a survivor.
We have the ability to treat every patient with cancer that comes to us; however, we focus a great deal of our efforts on the treatment of patients with complex and advanced disease who cannot be treated elsewhere in the region. Our robust team of “teaching physicians” also educates the next generation of doctors and conducts important research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Another important part of our mission is to advance the field by conducting cutting-edge basic and clinical research to improve the outcomes for patients with a variety of cancers. Our goal is to make sure that no patient in our region needs to go outside our area to receive the best cancer care.
Groundbreaking Research Only Offered at UC
When traditional therapies fail, early stage clinical trials represent a new beacon of hope for patients with seemingly terminal cancers. In early 2010, the UC College of Medicine launched a phase-1 clinical trials unit through the newly established Early Drug Development Program. Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, professor of medicine in the hematology oncology division at UC, serves as director of the program. The UC College of Medicine is the only center within 100 miles of Cincinnati to offer an early stage drug trial program.
Phase-1 oncology trials are the first stage of testing a new drug or anticancer treatment in human subjects. This is where bench research translates to bedside. Studies take place in a highly targeted and small segment of the patient population—typically no more than 50 people—at highly experienced academic health centers. UC’s phase-1 therapy is being administered at UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center. For more information about UCCI’s clinical research, call (513) 584-7698.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with UCCI, please call (513) 584-3200.
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