Clinical Care

At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, our mission is the conquest of cancer through innovation and collaboration.

Nowhere is that mission more apparent than in our groundbreaking approach to clinical care. We combat the hundreds of diseases known as cancer one patient at a time, bringing together the top experts and the brightest ideas to develop complete cancer diagnosis and treatment plans personalized to the needs of each individual patient.

The University ofMichigan Comprehensive Cancer Center was one of the first to adopt a multidisciplinary, or team, approach to cancer. In our clinics, doctors and nurses provide ongoing care, and additional specialists are involved as needed. Teams also work with medical professionals in our patients' local communities, and with experts at other leading cancer centers across the country. This allows us to use a wide variety of advanced methods to detect cancer early and treat it aggressively.

Our commitment to cancer research also benefits the patients we treat. Because many of our doctors are also researchers or work closely with researchers, they know cancer at its most basic, molecular level. This knowledge helps to shape the care they provide.In fact, more than 350 U-M faculty members provide care to patients in the Cancer Center while working together on laboratory, clinical, prevention or outcomes research.

The result: Today, new, personalized treatment strategies are making it possible to treat more and more cancers as chronic, manageable conditions - or even to cure them entirely.

Our Clinics

Teams of doctors, nurses and support staff collaborate to care for patients in 27 different clinics, each focused on a specific cancer type. Seventeen of those clinics are designated as multidisciplinary, because they offer patients one-stop access to personalized cancer care. The Cancer Center is the only place in Michigan and one of only a handful of cancer centers in the country to house so many multidisciplinary clinics.

Multidisciplinary Clinics:

  • Blood and Marrow Transplant
  • Breast Care
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine/Adrenal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Head and Neck
  • Liver
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pancreatic
  • PsychOncology
  • Sarcoma
  • Symptom Management and Supportive Care
  • Thoracic/Lung
  • Urologic

Questions about which clinic treats which cancer, or who's on the treatment team?

See a complete alphabetical list of clinics and the cancer types they treat.

See a glossary of health care professionals and their responsibilities.

Updated 8.2013

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