Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has once again successfully renewed its National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant award provides roughly $28.7 million in funding over five years through 2024, which will mark Mayo Clinic’s 49th year of NCI funding.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center’s NCI designation as a comprehensive cancer center was also renewed. To earn the comprehensive cancer center designation, an institution must demonstrate scientific leadership, resources, and depth and breadth of research in basic, clinical and/or population science, as well as substantial transdisciplinary research.
The NCI has recognized Mayo Clinic Cancer Center as the only comprehensive cancer center with three geographic sites in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Today the Cancer Center is one of 51 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers across the country.
“We’re pleased that the NCI recognized our strong performance over the past five years,” says Robert Diasio, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. "These results would not be possible were it not for the efforts of hundreds of clinicians, researchers and support staff who come to work every day looking to improve the lives of patients with cancer.”
The NCI Cancer Center Support Grant has provided more than $146 million to Mayo Clinic Cancer Center over the past 44 years.