The University of Florida Health Cancer Center stands alone in the state of Florida in its unique ability to blend comprehensive patient care and innovative research in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. It boasts a membership of more than 300 researchers and clinicians from across 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. The 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 we serve. UF Health includes more than 30,000 faculty and staff and manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits each year by leveraging three not-for-profit hospital systems — UF Health Shands, UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Central Florida — that include 10 hospitals. In 2023, the center became the 72nd NCI-Designated Cancer Center and the only one based at a public university in the state of Florida.