NCI Rethinks Cancer Center Grants
NCI is moving toward adopting a formula that will fundamentally restructure the manner in which cancer centers are funded.
The new approach, developed by a working group of the National Cancer Advisory Board, seeks to eliminate the advantage that comes with a center’s longevity in the program.
As it stands, just being in the centers program for many cycles can build up an institution’s funding base. This favors older centers.