Illinois researchers are making strides to improve cancer detection, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and quality of life. The Cancer Center at Illinois provides resources to access cancer-related activities across campus and nucleate new programs and activities to advance cancer research progress.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Illinois and in the U.S. With growing strength in cancer-related sciences and recent progress in basic research and technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is poised to play an important and unique role in addressing the cancer burden in Illinois and beyond.