What is an NCI-Designated Cancer Center?
The NCI-designated cancer centers program recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous criteria for world-class, state-of-the-art programs in multidisciplinary cancer research. These centers put significant resources into developing research programs, faculty, and facilities that will lead to better approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The NCI designation not only recognizes excellence but opens doors to greater federal funding, information sharing, and resources.
NCI’s Office of Cancer Centers manages the Cancer Centers Program.
NCI-designated cancer centers are institutions dedicated to research in the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.
Most of the 67 NCI-designated cancer centers are affiliated with university medical centers, while others are freestanding centers that engage only in cancer research. Their missions typically include:
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