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Who We Are

The Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center. As a nationally recognized leader in research and patient care, Oklahomans no longer need to travel out of state to receive state-of-the-art clinical care.

The experts at the Stephenson Cancer Center are exploring new treatments and breakthroughs with advanced research and clinical trials right here at home.

The Stephenson Cancer Center cancer care teams focus on treating people, not patients.

The Stephenson Cancer Center leads the nation for patients participating in National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials, and it is one of 30 designated lead centers nationally in the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network.

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Meet Our Director

Dr. Robert Manel, MD


The Stephenson Cancer Center is committed to providing the highest-quality patient-centered, comprehensive cancer care in a coordinated and compassionate manner.

Clinical Trials

Through the support of our donors and volunteers, we are changing the face of cancer care, one patient at a time. Learn more on how you can make a difference in a patient's life.


The Stephenson Cancer Center supports innovative and impactful research in the basic, translational, clinical, behavioral and populations-based sciences.


The Stephenson Cancer Center is located at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City. Under the guidance of Robert Mannel, M.D., Director, the mission of the Stephenson Cancer Center is to improve and extend the lives of cancer patients through:

Providing patient-centered, comprehensive care, Conducting innovative basic, translational, and clinical research, Raising the level of cancer awareness and prevention among individuals and populations, Educating the next generation of cancer health care professionals, and Serving as a statewide resource for patients, researchers, health professionals, and communities.


Facts & history

With the leadership of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, state officials, and the Oklahoma Legislature, a plan for a comprehensive academic cancer center was formulated in 2001, when the Oklahoma Legislature called on OU to assume "statewide leadership" in cancer research, prevention, treatment, and education. It also directed that the university seek "Comprehensive Cancer Center" designation by the National Cancer.

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National Leader in Clinical Trials

As a national leader in clinical trials, the Stephenson Cancer Center ranks among the top three centers in the nation for patient accrual to National Cancer Institute-designated treatment trials.

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