Bioscience

New Cancer Research Center to be Based at USC

October 26, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: USC.edu] – USC has been selected to establish a $16 million cancer research center as part of a new strategy against the disease by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and its National Cancer Institute.

The five-year award will create a National Cancer Institute Physical Science-Oncology Center based at USC and involving a consortium of universities. Partnering in the USC grant will be Arizona State University, the California Institute of Technology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York University, Stanford University, the University of Arizona and the University of Texas at Austin.

The Physical Science-Oncology Center initiative differs from past cancer research programs. While cancer biologists often work with scientists in other fields, this marks the first large-scale recruitment of outside scientists in the battle against the disease.

For more information: New Cancer Research Center to be Based at USC