publication date: Sep. 7, 2018

In Brief

Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center earns “exceptional” rating from NCI

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University received the highest rating possible from the NCI, an overall “exceptional,” on the competitive renewal of its Cancer Center Support Grant.

The grant award will provide nearly $31.5 million in core funding; an increase of 36 percent over the previous award. The CCSG provides essential support for Lurie Cancer Center’s research programs, as well as infrastructure that includes 14 shared research facilities, resources and technology.

In addition to receiving the highest rating in its history for the excellence of its research programs and patient care, Lurie Cancer Center received a near-perfect impact score of 12. Numerical scores are assigned on a scale from 10 to 90, with 10 being a perfect score.

This is the fourth renewal of the CCSG for the Lurie Cancer Center. Since the last renewal, Lurie Cancer Center has experienced dynamic growth in funding, publications and faculty, including the recruitment of 93 new faculty members.

The five-year renewal follows a rigorous peer-review process that includes more than a year of preparation, a site visit, and analysis by leading scientists from across the country.


Northwestern awarded brain cancer SPORE grant

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University has been awarded a new, five-year $11.5 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence grant to advance translational research and improve outcomes for patients with brain cancer.

The SPORE grant makes the Lurie Cancer Center one of just six brain tumor programs nationwide to receive this designation and recognizes Northwestern as a premier institution for innovative, translational research. SPORE … Continue reading Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center earns “exceptional” rating from NCI

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