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About the University of Colorado
Cancer Center

Each year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designates a handful of hospitals as Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

Each is a place where patients and families receive the best in clinical care, services and support. Simply put, these hospitals are the best cancer centers in the country.

"You never think it's going to be you. But when I heard the words 'you have cancer,' where to go was the easiest decision I had to make. I could have chosen any cancer center, but I had no doubt that University of Colorado Hospital was where I should receive my treatment."

Sharon Magness Blake

A Comprehensive Cancer Center
since 1987

NCI has designated the University of Colorado Cancer Center as a Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1987, and we remain the only hospital in the Rocky Mountain region with this proud distinction. Not coincidentally, we are also the only facility in the region to offer patients and their families this powerful and unique blend:

  • the best science of a first-class medical school and academic hospital;
  • the fruits of exacting research;
  • the skills of great physicians and caregivers; and
  • the support of a worldwide network of former patients, research agencies, grateful families, and admiring clinicians.

The Proposed Expansion

The proposed expansion of the Cancer Center will add 38,600 square feet of new construction and create 11,200 square feet of renovated space. The expansion will enable us to add two radiation therapy vaults, expand chemotherapy infusion capacity, and increase by 50 percent the number of clinical rooms.

The additional space means more physicians, more exam rooms, more state-of-the-art equipment and more treatment stations. It means more time, more hope, and more life for our patients and their families.

Help us reach our goal of bringing the best medicine to more of those in need.