Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
In This Section
More Information
Health in the Landscape of Life
Enabling the healthscape, the ecosystem outside the clinic, requires improving the system to pay for health drivers.
More Information
Meet Dell Med
We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
More Information
Make an Appointment Give Faculty Students Alumni Directory

A Hub for Solutions That Advance Cancer Research

Embedded within The University of Texas at Austin, a top-tier research institution, the Livestrong Cancer Institutes are positioned to become a renowned center for technologies and models that strengthen the fight against cancer.

To achieve the Cancer Institutes’ goals of improving both access to care and patient quality of life, the institutes’ research program:

Dozens of leading scientists at UT Austin are conducting research in fields such as gene mutation and repair, immunotherapy and functional imaging to facilitate more effective methods of treatment.

By integrating, leveraging and translating UT Austin’s outstanding research outside the traditional cancer-related fields, the institutes provide patients with novel diagnostic methods and therapeutic options.

UT Austin researchers will no longer have to go to outside institutions to test groundbreaking technologies, medications and therapies. Additionally, Austin patients interested in being a part of cutting-edge clinical trials can do so locally.

The Cancer Institutes are committed to exploring new ways to tailor cancer treatments most likely to benefit patients’ individual bodies through genetic and cellular testing and lifestyle analysis.


The Livestrong Cancer Institutes are committed to collaborating with the diverse research community in Austin. Six basic, clinical and translational programs focus the work of scientists and clinicians interested in cancer research, prevention and care at The University of Texas at Austin and affiliated institutions. Read more about membership and then apply to join.

Research Programs & Members

Reinventing the way cancer patients are treated — and cared for — is about more than a single treatment, a single caregiver or even a single organization. Texas is uniquely poised to tackle the fight against cancer from all angles, as evidenced by the speakers at the Livestrong Cancer Institute’s Biden Cancer Community Summit. Watch the full summit here: