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Lurie Cancer Center Receives "Outstanding" Rating and Core Grant Renewal

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University received its highest rating, an overall “Outstanding,” on the competitive renewal of its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), along with recommended funding of $24.9 million over five years. The grant award, which will run through 2018, provides essential support for the Lurie Cancer Center’s nine research programs and 15 shared research facilities.

The award follows a rigorous review process by the NCI, including a peer-review site visit in February. “This rating for the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant reflects the scope and strength of the work being done by our researchers, clinicians, and staff members, said Steven T. Rosen, MD, director of the Lurie Cancer Center. “We are honored by the NCI’s continued recognition of our commitment to collaboration and to discovering more effective ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer.”

The Lurie Cancer Center, one of 41 institutions in the U.S. and one of only two in Illinois to be named a Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the prestigious NCI designation in 1998.

The center is dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research complements a full range of prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care programs for all types of cancer.

More information can be found at cancer.northwestern.edu.