NCI-designated Cancer Center

NCI-designated Cancer Center

NCI-designated Cancer Centers are a group of approximately 66 cancer research institutions in the United States supported by the National Cancer Institute.

Two designations are recognized: Comprehensive Cancer Centers and Cancer Centers. As of 2011, there are 44 Comprehensive Cancer Centers and 22 designated Cancer Centers. Receiving the NCI-designation places cancer centers among the top 4 percent of the approximately 1500 cancer centers in the United States.

The standards for Comprehensive Cancer Centers are the more restrictive of the two types. These facilities must demonstrate expertise in each of three areas: laboratory, clinical, and behavioral and population-based research. Comprehensive Cancer Centers are expected to initiate and conduct early phase, innovative clinical trials and to participate in the NCI's cooperative groups by providing leadership and recruiting patients for trials. Comprehensive Cancer Centers must also conduct activities in outreach and education, and provide information on advances in healthcare for both healthcare professionals and the public.

Cancer Centers generally conduct a combination of basic, population sciences, and clinical research, and are encouraged to stimulate collaborative research involving more than one field of study. Several of these centers conduct only laboratory research and do not provide patient care.


Comprehensive cancer centers

Comer Children's Hospital at The University of Chicago
  • Illinois:
    • The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL)
    • University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Maryland: Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, MD)
  • Michigan:
    • Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, MI)
    • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • North Carolina:
    • Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
    • Duke Cancer Institute(Durham, NC)
    • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Ohio:
    • Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case Western Reserve University; Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center; Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic) (Cleveland, OH)
    • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute) (Columbus, OH)
  • Texas:
    • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (Dallas, TX)
    • The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)
  • Vermont: Vermont Cancer Center of the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
  • Wisconsin: UW Carbone Cancer Center (Madison, WI)

Cancer centers

This list includes facilities that are strictly laboratories and do not provide patient services, marked as "laboratory only"

Cancer Centers in Germany

The US-system of NCI-designated Cancer Centers is successful adopted by the German Cancer Aid in Europe, founded by the late German First Lady Mildred Scheel. The daughter of an US-American mother supported from the very beginning the German-American cooperation in fighting cancer. The Federal Minister of Health (Germany), Philipp Rösler (FDP), opened on 2nd November 2010 in Heidelberg the largest German NCI (Nationales Centrum Tumorerkrankungen). The cost of the new building of 29 million euro are financed with private donation from the people to the German Cancer Aid. This organization is financing more than ten such Cancer Centers.

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