- Grant enables UAB Hospital staff to feed underprivileged moms of newborns
- Military man coming to UAB for first time, graduates Saturday
- UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences to honor distinguished alumni and friends
- ‘Tis the season of giving — UAB launches holiday blood drive
- How a cybersecurity expert protects his smartphone
- ASC presents Take 6, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Dec. 15
- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
Grand Opening set for new Wallace Tumor Institute
On Friday, August 23, 2013, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center will officially celebrate the grand opening of the recently renovated Wallace Tumor Institute.
Originally built in 1975, the Wallace Tumor Institute is the hub of the Cancer Center’s research and administrative enterprise. A massive, $30-million renovation was begun in 2010 to modernize and enhance the building. New additions and improvements include larger laboratory space designed to improve and encourage communication and collaboration; a skylight atrium expanding from floors two to six; and a clearly marked and welcoming front door.
The public is invited to celebrate this occasion by joining us at 9:30 a.m. (ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.) on August 23. The ceremony will take place in the first floor lobby, located at 1824 6th Avenue South.
About the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
After the death of Governor Lurleen B. Wallace from cancer in 1968, Alabamians rallied together in her memory to raise funds for a cancer hospital here in Alabama so that no citizen would ever have to travel out of state for the best cancer care. This grassroots effort was known as the Courage Crusade, and the campaign garnered funds from people from all walks of life – from boxes of nickels from schoolchildren to large checks from prominent business leaders.
By 1970, the Courage Crusade had raised more than $5 million to build the Lurleen B. Wallace Cancer Hospital and formally establish UAB’s cancer program. Federal and state money, along with the National Cancer Act’s planning grant, would soon be added to the Courage Crusade funds, enabling UAB’s cancer program to be named one of the first eight comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.
Today, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Deep South region stretching from Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia. The center is home to an outstanding faculty of more than 350 physicians and researchers, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise in oncology.
From bench to bedside, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is at the forefront of improving cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and researchers here have pioneered advances in chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and nutrition. With its multidisciplinary teams and state-of-the-art technology, the center provides ongoing care to more than 20,000 cancer patients each year.