Not just a floor, or a building, or even confined to a single college, the University of Iowa’s Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) coordinates all cancer-related research, education, and patient care throughout the UI by faculty from 38 departments in six colleges, as well as UI Hospitals and Clinics.

In 2000, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center was designated a comprehensive cancer center—encompassing research and patient care—by the National Cancer Institute and earned a renewal of this designation in 2011. This designation is the institute’s highest honor and places Iowa’s facility among the top tier of cancer centers; only 41 such designations exist nationwide.

The essential goal of the HCCC is to significantly decrease the pain and suffering caused by all forms of cancer throughout Iowa, the surrounding region, and the world. It strives to achieve this goal through three independent missions: patient care, research, and education.


For more information, contact: Sarah Russett, Executive Director of Development, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (319) 467-3787