Mission & Vision

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Community focused and dedicated to eliminating cancer’s clinical and social impact.

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Our mission is to explore and understand the totality of intersecting issues that trigger cancer – biology, race, ethnicity, gender, age, environment, geography, lifestyle, and socioeconomic status – so that we can discover and individualize approaches to better prevent and treat cancer, as well as ensure long-term wellness after cancer.


Our vision is to be a national leader in addressing the cancer challenges of the 21st century, reflecting the University of Illinois Cancer Center’s distinct abilities to elucidate and reduce disparities and improve cancer health outcomes for all people.

Community to Bench Philosophy

This community-based approach is effective in bridging the gap between our science and our community. It is a reality that certain groups of people have higher rates of cancer cases, deaths, and related health complications compared to others. Factors such as healthcare access, socioeconomic factors, and environmental factors all contribute to these inequalities.

Using high-quality and community-relevant data from the community, our research leads to discoveries that address these cancer disparities and promote health equity for all patients.

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