Retirement celebration for Dr. Peter Lance on June 8

Thu, 06/08/2023 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us for a retirement celebration, June 8, 2023, for Dr. Peter Lance - University of Arizona Cancer Center

Please join faculty, staff, students, and family in celebrating Peter Lance, MD, and his 40+ year career as a professor and physician scientist. Dr. Lance is a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology of the Department of Medicine, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. The open house will take place on Thursday, June 8 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the UArizona Cancer Center Lower Lobby to commemorate Dr. Lance’s significant contributions at the College of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, and Cancer Center at the University of Arizona.


During his 22 years at the Cancer Center, Dr. Lance has served as Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Chief Cancer Control Officer; Chief Cancer Prevention and Control Officer; as well as Deputy Director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center-Phoenix. Soon after coming to the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Dr. Lance took over leadership of the colon cancer prevention program project from Dr. Dave Alberts and saw the program through two successful renewal cycles, including completion of two Phase III randomized controlled trials.

Dr. Lance developed connections at Native American-serving healthcare facilities and successfully obtained NCI Moonshot funding to enhance colorectal cancer screening in this network of facilities. Dr. Lance lists 120 peer-reviewed publications and has been continuously funded by NIH/NCI since 1991.

Food and drinks will be served. Please stop by to say hello and farewell!

Event Location: 

University of Arizona Leon Levy Cancer Center
Sydney E. Salmon Building, Lower Lobby
1515 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724-5024

Event Coordinator Name: 
Mark Anthony Febbo
Event Contact Department: 
University of Arizona Cancer Center