Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute 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. In October 2006, the NCI renewed Moffitt’s Comprehensive Cancer Center status and its Cancer Center Support Grant for five years. Among the factors and accomplishments over the past five years that the NCI cited were:
The NCI also 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.
In May 2007, Donald A. Adam donated $20.4 million to Moffitt to establish a Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center. Jeffrey Weber, M.D., Ph.D., joined the cancer center in May 2007 to lead the efforts and growth in Melanoma.
Project funding is critical to the success of cancer research and the Cancer Center’s total peer-reviewed grant funding today totals more than $75 million. Moffitt is ranked one of the Top 25 National Cancer Institute grantee institutions based on NCI’s fiscal year 2010. Recent key grant highlights include:
Recent Scientific Accomplishments
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