NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
March 15, 2005 • Volume 2 / Number 11 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Cancer Center Facts




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Yale Cancer Center, CTThe Jackson Laboratory, MEDana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, MAMIT Center for Cancer Research, MANorris Cotton Cancer Center, NHVermont Cancer Center, VTLombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, DCThe Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, MDThe Cancer Institute of New Jersey, NJAlbert Einstein Cancer Center, NY; NYU Cancer Institute, NY; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY; Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, NYCold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NYRoswell Park Cancer Institute, NYAbramson Cancer Center, PA; The Wistar Institute, PA; Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA; Kimmel Cancer Center, PAUniversity of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, PAUAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, ALH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, FLUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, NCDuke Comprehensive Cancer Center, NCWake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center, NCSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital, TNVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, TNM.D. Anderson Cancer Center, TXSan Antonio Cancer Institute, TXUVA Cancer Center, VAMassey Cancer Center, VAUniversity of Chicago Cancer Research Center, ILRobert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, ILIndiana University Cancer Center, INPurdue University Cancer Center, INHolden Comprehensive Cancer Center, IAUniversity of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, MIThe Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit, MIUniversity of Minnesota Cancer Center, MNMayo Clinic Cancer Center, MNSiteman Cancer Center, MOUNMC Eppley Cancer Center, NECase Comprehensive Cancer Center, OHThe Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research InstituteUniversity of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, WIArizona Cancer Center, AZUniversity of Colorado Cancer Center, COHuntsman Cancer Institute, UTCancer Research Center of Hawaii, HIJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, CA; USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, CA; City of Hope National Medical Center, CAChao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, CASalk Institute, CA; The Burnham Institute, CARebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, CAUCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center & Cancer Research Institute, CAUC Davis Cancer Center, CAOHSU Cancer Institute, ORFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, WA


Cancer Center Facts
Cancer Centers have significant visibility and prestige in the research community, with increased access to funding from NCI and outside sources. This attracts a higher caliber of clinical and research staff, as well as more patients, to the Cancer Centers.
Excluding trials sponsored by the cooperative groups and the pharmaceutical industry, Cancer Centers reported over 2,700 active clinical trials in FY 2003. These trials, which were designed by investigators within the Cancer Centers, include both early and later phase trials that represent translation of basic laboratory findings in the Center, as well as collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry.
All eight members of the Cancer Genetics Network are Cancer Centers.
Three of four grantees recognized as NCI Centers of Excellence in Communications Research are in Cancer Centers.
More than 50 Cancer Centers are currently piloting caBIG, an informatics infrastructure for sharing tools and data in an open environment with common standards.
The Cancer Centers Program supports infrastructure for 13,666 basic, clinical, prevention, and population science investigators.
Nearly half of NCI's extramural funding goes to investigators affiliated with Cancer Centers.
In FY 2003, the number of patients accrued to all clinical trials at Cancer Centers, including cooperative group and industry-sponsored trials, was 43,650.
Nearly two-thirds of the research funding that NCI grants through the RO1 mechanism goes to investigators affiliated with Cancer Centers.
Nine of 10 members of the NCI Small Animal Imaging Resource Program are in Cancer Centers.
Six of the seven NCI In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers are in Cancer Centers.
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Cancer Center (21)
Cancer Centers have a scientific agenda focused on basic, population, or clinical research, or any two of these three components.

Comprehensive Cancer Center (39)
Comprehensive Cancer Centers integrate research activities across all three major areas: basic, clinical, and population research.

Fifty-five of the 58 NCI Special Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) are in Cancer Centers.
Cancer Center support grants fund 675 shared resources at Cancer Centers, including specialized equipment, facilities, pathology services, tumor procurement, tissue culture, data registries, chemical and drug synthesis labs, and others.
NCI based its original model for Cancer Centers on established, free-standing institutions, including Roswell Park, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, M.D. Anderson, and Fox Chase.