Arizona Cancer Center at UA Among Top NCI Research Grant Award Winners for 2004-05

The Arizona Cancer Center is ranked 16th among 40 comprehensive cancer centers across the nation for receiving the largest amount of grant awards from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2004-05.
The Arizona Cancer Center is ranked 16th among 40 comprehensive cancer centers across the nation for receiving the largest amount of grant awards from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2004-05. The NCI awarded the Center and its 230 members $37,534,303 in research grants during the fiscal year.

Other NCI-designated cancer centers ranking below the Arizona Cancer Center include the University of Chicago Cancer Center; Ohio State University; Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.; the University of Alabama, Birmingham; the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the University of California-San Diego; and Columbia University. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, which has 1,170 faculty members, topped the list with $104 million in awards.

Including the NCI funding, the Arizona Cancer Center received $59,273,081 in total peer-reviewed funding and $70,269,742 in overall cancer-related project funding during 2004-05.


Under the direction of David S. Alberts, MD, the Arizona Cancer Center is known for its translational research and for its Cancer Prevention and Control Program, which is one of the largest in the nation. Several new agents spawned by translational research and developed at the Arizona Cancer Center are in clinical trials at the Center and nationally. The Center has research faculty working in Tucson and the Phoenix area.


The Arizona Cancer Center is Arizona's first National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. With primary locations at The University of Arizona in Tucson and the Virginia Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale, the Center has more than a dozen research and education offices distributed throughout the state. The Center's mission is to prevent and cure cancer through patient care, research and education. For more information, please go to http://www.azcc.arizona.edu.