University of Colorado Cancer Center


If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, University of Colorado Health in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming provides the most advanced cancer care, close to home. Talk to a cancer specialist at 970.237.7700 or visit


Fifteen years ago, Mary was diagnosed with a tumor on the right frontal lobe of her brain, a kind of cancer with a survival rate of little more than two years.

She underwent treatment at UCH, and remains "one of only a handful" of patients in the country to have beaten the survival odds for so long.

Also appearing is Kevin O. Lillehei, MD, neurosurgeon at University of Colorado Hospital.

The spot was produced in collaboration with KMGH Channel 7 in Denver.


Ross Camidge, MD, discusses how testing at the molecular level of cancer cells can help to align lung cancer patients with targeted treatment regimens. He urges cancer patients to visit cancer centers that have an array of specialists who can combine their expertise.


Dr. Robert Marschke discusses innovative cancer trials available through Poudre Valley Hospital's Oncology Clinical Research department. The department focuses on advancing cancer treatment, early detection, prevention, and symptom management. The department partners with University of Colorado Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, Colorado State University, and is involved in many pharmaceutical studies. Learn more about available trials at Dr. Marschke is the Oncology Research Medical Director at Poudre Valley Hospital, supported by a team of 13 clinical research nurses and associates. The mission of the department is: To provide local access to innovative cancer clinical trials with personalized, compassionate and expert patient care. To contribute to finding a cure for cancer through the collection of accurate research data and clinical trials conduct of the highest standard.


University of Colorado Hospital's Shandra Wilson, MD, explains bladder cancer and treatment options for it, including surgical treatment using the da Vinci surgical robot.


At the University of Colorado Cancer Center, nearly 400 physicians and scientists are working in the lab, in the clinic, and in the community to make cancer an endangered species.

Because we are part of the NCI's most elite group of cancer centers, we offer most of the same cancer studies and therapies-in-testing found in other major centers.

Also, because we are a comprehensive cancer center, we offer all phases of cancer studies. We have one of the best early-phase trial programs in the world -- studies of the newest, most advanced treatments available.


Creating Futures -- AMC Cancer Fund Supports the University of Colorado Cancer Center

In 2005, the AMC Cancer Fund ( affiliated with the University of Colorado Cancer Center, and threw its support behind research into the prevention and treatment of cancer. With the support of generous donors like AMC, the University of Colorado offers the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Rocky Mountain Region and one of only 40 in the United States. The Cancer Center's 5 year survival rates for lung, prostate, breast cancer and lymphoma are higher than the state and the national average.

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Dr. Gajdos makes it a point to communicate often with his patients. He wants his patients to be aware of their treatment options and contribute to their own care.