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Our Mission

Our Mission


The Stephenson Cancer Center is located at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City. Under the guidance of Robert Mannel, MD, 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.

Members of the Stephenson Cancer Center - including faculty from OU Health Sciences Center, OU Norman, OU Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation - conduct innovative and nationally-funded cancer research in the basic, clinical and population sciences. Regardless of expertise or home institution, all members of Stephenson share a common goal: reducing the morbidity and mortality caused by cancer in Oklahoma and beyond.