Colorado’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center
The center is a consortium of three state universities, including the University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado Denver and Colorado State University, and six institutions (University of Colorado Health, a network comprised of University of Colorado Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and Memorial Hospital; Children’s Hospital Colorado; Denver Health, Denver VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Colorado and National Jewish Health).
University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is the primary adult teaching hospital and where the majority of CU Cancer Center clinical care is delivered and clinical research is conducted. University Health System Consortium named UCH the #1 academic medical center in quality in the nation in 2011, 2012 and 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Colorado Cancer Center among the nation’s top 50 cancer centers and named UCH the best hospital in Colorado in 2012 and 2013.
Children’s Hospital Colorado, where pediatric cancer care takes place, is acknowledged as one of the nation’s top 10 children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Children’s Colorado is also recognized, nationally and internationally, for medical, research, education and advocacy programs.
In 2013 the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) elected the CU Cancer Center as a member institution. As part of NCCN, CU Cancer Center’s researchers contribute their expertise and ideas to the organization’s national and international initiatives in patient care and research.
We are committed to transforming cancer research and practice in the state of Colorado by creating an integrated interdisciplinary nexus of clinicians and scientists across our statewide consortium that can leverage, synergize, marshal and focus resources and expertise to discover new ways to prevent and treat cancer.