UPCI Research Rated ‘Outstanding,’ NCI-Designation Renewed

By: Jennifer Yates, Tim Betler and Courtney McCrimmon

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute has been rated “outstanding” and renewed as a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, an award that recognizes the world-class research that sets the center among an elite group nationwide. The five-year grant is for $25.6 million and comes as UPCI celebrates its 30th year as a leader in working to reduce the burden of cancer.

“The NCI renewal is an incredible accomplishment that comes after an extensive application and review process. 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,” said Nancy E. Davidson, M.D., director of UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter, Hillman Professor of Oncology and Distinguished  Professor of Medicine at Pitt, and president-elect of the American Association of Cancer Research.

To learn more about recent breakthroughs in cancer research, as well research currently happening in Pittsburgh, visit Dr. Davidson’s most recent director’s message: