Joann Sweasy, PhD

Joann Sweasy, PhD
Director, University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is one of 51 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.

In addition, it is the only one with headquarters in and serving the entire state of Arizona and has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the NCI’s highest designation.

This designation is reserved for centers focusing on patient care, as well as basic and clinical research, prevention, education, outreach and training. The Cancer Center is a leader in research on women’s cancers (breast, ovarian), men’s cancers (prostate), gastrointestinal cancers (colon, pancreas and liver), lymphoma and skin cancers. It is also home to one of the largest Cancer Prevention and Control Programs among the nation’s comprehensive cancer centers, with leading prevention research in breast, colon, lung, prostate and skin cancers.

With primary locations in Tucson at the University of Arizona, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state.


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