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U of Pittsburgh Cancer Center Renewed as NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) announced that it has received a five-year, $25.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in conjunction with its renewal as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The institute first received its Comprehensive Cancer Center status in 1990 and has retained it since then.

"The NCI renewal is an incredible accomplishment that comes after an extensive application and review process," Nancy Davidson, director of UPCI, said in a statement. "The award recognizes our strength in basic, clinical, and population research; education; and community outreach, and reflects the dedication of everyone here who is working toward a future without cancer."

UPCI said that it has also been selected by NCI as a National Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Participating Site and as an Experimental Therapeutics-Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Organization — designations reflecting the institute's efforts to streamline research trials.