AgGressive Cancer Research

The Aggressive Cancer Research program of NCC specializes in fundraising for colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer.

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The Breast Cancer Project

The Breast Cancer Project specifically funds grants focusing on breast and research and prevention.  The program was by NCC created because breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.

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Children's Cancer Project

The Children's Cancer Project of NCC provides funds for pediatric cancer research and community education.

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Fighting Childhood Leukemia

The Fighting Childhood Leukemia (FCL) program of NCC provides additional research funding for the single most common form of cancer in children, leukemia.  Childhood leukemias account for more than one-third of all new cases of childhood cancers.

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  • "The National Cancer Center fills an extremely important function in funding postdoctoral fellowships. Postdoctoral fellows are essential to conduct the cancer research of the investigators of every institution in the country. There is a significant shortage of fellowship funding and many of the applicants, are ineligible for federal funding. The National Cancer Center fills the gap to a significant extent."

    Darell D. Bigner, M.D., Ph.D.
    Edwin L. Jones, Jr. and Lucille Finch Jones
    Cancer Research Professor
    Director, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke
    Chief, Preuss Laboratory for Brain Tumor Research
  • "I believe that the funding of early-phase cancer research investigators, both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral, is one of the key needs we have in this time. The NCC is oriented to filling this gap, and has supported trainees in a number of critical areas of investigation."

    John M. Kirkwood, MD Professor of Medicine,
    Dermatology and Translational Science Co-Director,
    Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
    Hillman Cancer Outpatient Pavilion
  • "For those individuals who want to establish a career in cancer research, the first few years are critical as they identify scientific mentors and begin their research projects. NCC fellowship grants focus on these individuals and your rigorous selection process helps identify the most talented young investigators likely to have great impact on the field."

    Jerome Ritz, MD Executive Director,
    Connell O’Reilly Cell Manipulation Core Facility
    Professor of Medicine
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Harvard Medical School