Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center

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What does NCI-designation mean for our patients?

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Our designation as a comprehensive cancer center from the NCI recognizes our commitment to making breakthrough scientific discoveries and turning them into improved approaches to cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment that directly benefit cancer patients.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa’s only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.

This NCI distinction complements Holden’s commitment to outstanding team-based, personalized cancer care. Holden offers some of the latest treatments, including clinical trials and new therapies, delivered by doctors who work side by side with some of the world’s best cancer researchers.

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Latest News

  • UI radiation oncologist Carryn Anderson, MD, has been honored by the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer for research on a drug designed to alleviate oral mucositis, a common and debilitating side effect of head and neck chemoradiation treatments. Read More
  • University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the first provider in Iowa to offer CAR T-cell therapy, a groundbreaking treatment that uses a genetically improved version of a cancer patient’s own white blood cells to kill cancer cells. Read More