NCI renews Arizona Cancer Center core grant; $20.8 million awarded to support cancer research

June 24, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: University of Arizona] – The Arizona Cancer Center has received a five-year, $20.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to renew support for its cancer research programs through 2014.

The grant renewal, which came with an “excellent” rating, also extends the Cancer Center’s designation as one of 40 comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, and the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona. The Arizona Cancer Center (AZCC) at The University of Arizona has operated continuously with NCI support, or “core” grants, since 1978, when the cancer center received a $1 million federal award.

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