Member Spotlight: September 2018

Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Albert Einstein Cancer Center

The Albert Einstein Cancer Center, in the Bronx, NY, was established in 1971 and was among the first academic cancer research centers to be funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a designation continuously held since 1972. Today the center comprises more than 150 members from 18 academic departments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, fostering basic, clinical, population, and translational research to better understand the origins of cancer and its effective detection, prevention, and treatment.

The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

University of Chicago MedicineFounded in 1973, The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center received its NCI designation that year and its comprehensive cancer center designation in 2008. Patient care takes place at University of Chicago Medicine, where more than 4,000 cancer patients are diagnosed and/or treated annually. The 10-story Center for Care and Discovery, a hospital opened in 2013, includes an entire floor for cancer treatment, including a 28-bed stem cell and bone marrow transplant unit.

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer CenterUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Chapel Hill, NC, is one of only 49 NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and was rated as “exceptional”—the highest category—by the NCI. The center was named for the Lineberger family, pioneers in the textile industry. In 1977, the Lineberger Foundation pledged $1 million to a building fund that provided the core financing for the original three-story research building that opened in 1984.

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Member Spotlight: August 2018

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium of New Orleans at the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center and Tulane Cancer Center 

Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium

Founded in 2002 under the direction of the Louisiana State Legislature, the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s mission is to promote education and conduct research in the diagnosis, detection, and treatment of cancer, while pursuing a National Cancer Institute designation.

The center includes more than 200 researchers representing inter- and intradisciplinary activity across the member institutions. Its strengths include molecular genetics and signaling; proteomics; immunology, infection, and inflammation; viral oncology; drug discovery; and minority health and health disparities.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of only 49 NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. About 250 active research projects are part of the center’s quest to cure cancer, understand its causes, and promote ways to prevent cancer before it starts.

These projects are led by 135 cancer research scientists supported by more than $68 million in grants each year from federal and other sources.

Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Mays Cancer Center

Thanks to a $30 million legacy gift from the Mays Family Foundation and a partnership with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the newly-renamed Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson now brings the people of San Antonio the combined strengths of UT Health San Antonio and MD Anderson’s expertise in multidisciplinary, research-driven, patient-centered care.

Mays is one of four NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in Texas.

Member Spotlight: July 2018

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute

At Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, more than 450 doctors, researchers, nurses, and technicians care for thousands of patients each year.

The center unites clinicians and researchers in Taussig Cancer Institute and in Cleveland Clinic’s 26 other clinical and surgical institutes, as well as cancer specialists at regional hospitals, health centers, and at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

It provides a range of services to patients including clinical trials and internationally-recognized cancer research efforts.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Fox Chase Cancer CenterFounded in Philadelphia in 1904, Fox Chase Cancer Center was one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals and one of the first to earn the comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute in 1974. It became part of the Temple University Health System in 2012.

Fox Chase was the center of the research that helped to establish the field of cancer genetics and the development of Gleevec, a treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

kimmelThe Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia has been a National Cancer Institute-designated center since 1996.

Founded in 1991 as a stand-alone center with a staff of 30, it has grown to comprise 32 hospitals within its cancer network and practices staffed by hundreds of oncology researchers and physicians from around the globe.

The Sidney Kimmel Center Consortium includes Drexel University and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research.