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Health Science Campus 
Block Health Science Building
Fourth Floor, Room # 413
Phone: 419.383.4131

Overview - UT Cancer Center 

Cancer research at the University of Toledo is a major area of emphasis for further development. The UT Cancer Center was recently established to promote a strongly interactive, multi-faceted and unified approach to research on cancer. The center serves as the focus for cutting-edge cancer research in Northwest Ohio, a region with a population of 1.3 million. The mission of the Cancer Center is to foster and advance investigator-initiated cancer research, which is distinct from the patient service and externally initiated clinical trials of the Cancer Center.

The role of the center is to enhance the collective productivity of the research faculty by promoting synergistic interactions among them and to facilitate the advancement of basic cancer research with a clinical perspective. An additional goal is to foster communication between scientists and clinical practitioners.

The center will support the mentoring and training of clinical fellows and junior clinical faculty in oncology within the research laboratories. The clinical faculty associated with the center are also affiliated with the Cancer Center and have the knowledge and expertise to provide the regional population with the cutting- edge, state-of-the-art therapy and Phase III clinical trials, as well as more innovative experimental cancer treatments that are not available elsewhere in the region.

Even as new faculty recruitment efforts are underway, investigators at the center have garnered competitive peer-reviewed research support from national agencies totaling approximately $6 million in direct costs for the upcoming fiscal year. Plans are also underway to expand the center as a regional consortium to include qualified faculty from the University of Toledo and the Bowling Green State University. One of the center's goals is to capitalize and build on its unique resources to attain distinction as a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center. 

Contact Information
Manohar Ratnam, PhD
Director, Cancer Center
Dept. Biochemistry & Cancer Biology
University of Toledo
Mail Stop #1010, Health Science Campus 
Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 383-4131 
Last Updated: 3/22/15