For the second time in a row, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded St. Jude the highest possible rank of “exceptional” during renewal of the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center grant.
St. Jude has the first and only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. The designation and accompanying grant funds must be renewed every five years; St. Jude first earned an “exceptional” score in 2013. St. Jude has had the designation as an NCI Cancer Center since 1977.
“Our center forms the heart of our vision for cancer research at St. Jude, encompassing efforts from our laboratories to clinical trials for our patients,” said Charles Roberts, MD, PhD, St. Jude executive vice president and Cancer Center director.