H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute recognizes May as National Cancer Research Month, as declared in 2007 and 2011 by the United States Congress. Moffitt also supports the American Association for Cancer Research and its efforts to "facilitate progress and speed translation of new scientific discoveries for the benefit of cancer patients and the 13 million cancer survivors living in America today."
Moffitt Cancer Center's sole mission is "to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." Moffitt began its research efforts in 1993 and by 1998 achieved National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation. Today, research at Moffitt includes more than 135 investigators organized around six scientific programs, all with an emphasis on translation.
The NCI has highlighted several of Moffitt’s strengths, including the expansion of basic research, especially in the areas of cancer prevention and control; the growth and maturation of translational and clinical research; active collaboration between bench and clinical scientists; and careful recruitment of basic scientists in molecular and cancer genetics.
Moffitt Research Highlights
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