The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center a five-year, $32.5 million core grant renewal to support its broad range of clinical, research and educational programs. The award is designed to reduce the impact of cancer upon the lives of people in California and beyond.
“In the past five years, the center has grown in tremendous ways,” said director Peter A. Jones. “Receiving renewal of our core grant both acknowledges the exceptional work of our researchers and administration, and ensures that progress in the fight against cancer will continue to expand at USC Norris.”
Established in 1971, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has benefited from continuous recognition and funding from the NCI since 1973 when it was named one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers in the country.
The grant renewal reaffirms the center as an “important community and regional resource,” said Carmen A. Puliafito, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Nearly 200 scientists and physicians from the faculty of the Keck School and other USC schools are members of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, investigating the complex origins and progression of cancer, developing prevention strategies and searching for cures.
The center provides care for patients in its affiliated hospitals and outpatient clinics. It conducts hundreds of clinical trials, offering the latest in innovative cancer treatments. USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center affiliated hospitals include the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC University Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.