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WELCOME TO THE O’NEAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER AT UAB On behalf of your care team, I would like to welcome you to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. We are committed to providing you the most advanced care possible from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship. When you receive a cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming, but we’ve got you. Today, you’ve already made the best decision because it matters where you get your cancer care first. When you walked through our doors for the first time, you chose to have disease-specific cancer experts and excellent patient support staff bring you world-class cancer care. But most importantly, you’ve elected to come to a place that understands the life-saving potential of clinical trials – the most innovative and personalized therapies available for you. Our physicians work hand in hand with our cancer researchers every single day to bring these cutting-edge treatments right to your bedside. So breathe a sigh of relief and know that you are all we think about. Our cancer care teams are ready to provide you with exceptional and compassionate care when you need it most. WELCOME TO THE O’NEAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER AT UAB We will be with you every step of the way. Sincerely, Barry P. Sleckman, M.D., Ph.D. Director, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB DELIVERING TEAM-BASED, COMPASSIONATE CARE & LEADING-EDGE THERAPIES CLOSE TO HOME The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB serves the state of Alabama, the region, and patients from around the world by providing leading-edge cancer care that is personalized and team-based. As the only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center in the state, we are among the world’s leading cancer centers, transforming the future of cancer care. Our faculty and researchers set guidelines for the future of cancer treatment, advance cancer research, and engage our communities in cancer prevention and early detection. We are committed to offering you the most advanced treatment options through clinical trials. We offer hundreds of leading-edge therapies, diagnostics, prevention options, survivorship research, and communitybased studies, some of which are only available here. We believe that cancer treatment should incorporate the latest in cancer knowledge, being carried out by a team of specialized experts in a manner that supports your needs throughout the cancer journey. uabmedicine.org 3