Opening Soon

About Our Healing Center

With a phased-opening approach, the facility will first launch the clinical and supportive services in the Summer of 2024, with the remaining research and wellness areas opening within the next year.


Opening to patients in 2024, the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center’s Blood Cancer Healing Center is an unparalleled hub of expertise and support that will redefine care for blood cancer patients and their families. This vision was inspired by internationally recognized innovator in blood cancer and treatment development, John Byrd, MD, and his team.

How Blood Cancer Patients Can Benefit

The Blood Cancer Healing Center provides unparalleled whole-person patient care and new novel treatments—all in one building.

Groundbreaking Research & Clinical Care Connected On-Site

  • Blood cancer researchers have a dedicated space in the Blood Cancer Healing Center, collaborating closely with clinicians to provide patients with the most advanced clinical trials and treatments.
  • Research and clinical care in the same space allow for accelerated application, advancing the delivery of innovative treatments to patients in critical periods.
  • University of Cincinnati Cancer Center subspecialists offer the most advanced care in the region for blood and bone marrow cancers in adults.
  • More than 40 blood cancer clinical trials are available, providing additional treatment options to patients, especially valuable to patients who have not responded to standard therapies. Some of these trials are only offered at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center.

Patients and Families at the Center of Every Experience

A Patient and Family Advisory Council advised the Blood Cancer Healing Center’s design so that the space is built by patients for patients, thoughtfully putting patients and families first.

The Blood Cancer Healing Center is an optimal healing environment designed with calming colors from nature and soothing art.

It focuses on mind, body and spiritual well-being and includes a supportive community under one roof.

Whole-Person Features

  • Survivorship, Integrative Oncology & Supportive Services Clinics that support patients with symptom management and allows them to thrive:
  • Dedicated Oncology Primary Care Clinic for patients to receive primary care services by a provider experienced in cancer survivorship and supportive services care.
  • Integrative therapies woven throughout the building to offer support to caregivers and patients at every stage—alleviating symptoms during treatment, minimizing long-term effects, and achieving optimal quality of life now and into survivorship.
  • Learning kitchen to promote food-as-medicine education to patients, caregivers and families.
  • Rooftop garden for outdoor access to a healing herb garden.
  • Group wellness space offering yoga therapy for cancer, mindfulness and meditation for restorative health, and more.
  • Additional evidence-based therapies to promote healing and aid in reducing treatment side effects, such as acupuncture and massage therapy.

Seamless Care & Easy Facility Access

A dedicated team surrounds the patient with support and guides them through every phase of their cancer journey. The space allows all involved in a patient’s care to work together under one roof, including researchers, physicians, nurses, educators, nutritionists, and the patient’s personal support system.

To mitigate the disparities in blood cancer treatment, we remain dedicated to implementing a directed hiring approach. This strategy prioritizes the recruitment of physicians, researchers and navigators who not only possess the necessary expertise but also reflect the diverse backgrounds and cultural nuances of the patients they serve. By fostering a team that mirrors the demographics of our patient population, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all individuals, particularly those from underserved, low-income and minority communities. Given the disproportionate burden of blood cancers on these groups, coupled with their historically poorer outcomes and survival rates, such efforts are imperative for ensuring equitable access to high-quality care and improving overall health outcomes.

Accessibility: Onsite parking with an attached garage.