July 31, 2018

Rogel Cancer Center awarded $33.4M from National Cancer Institute

Five-year support grant also renews center’s ‘comprehensive’ status

Rogel Cancer Center

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center a grant worth $33.4 million over five years. At the same time, the center’s designation as a “comprehensive cancer center” was renewed.

The grant is a renewal of the Rogel Cancer Center’s support grant, provided as part of the NCI’s cancer centers program. U-M is in its 30th year of NCI funding for its cancer center. The new grant will fund the center through 2023. It represents a 9 percent increase over the previous support grant.

“This grant award reflects the tremendous breadth and depth of resources we have here at the University of Michigan. Rogel Cancer Center members take advantage of unique collaborations in top-ranked schools and colleges, engaging disciplines not typically thought to be central to attacking the cancer problem,” says Eric R. Fearon, M.D., Ph.D., Emanual N. Maisel Professor of Oncology and director of the Rogel Cancer Center.