University of Miami Achieves NCI-Designated Cancer Center

University of Miami Achieves NCI-Designated Cancer Center

The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has become the 71st facility to earn a prestigious National Cancer Institute designation, which brings it funding and the ability to do cutting-edge treatment and research.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami has earned National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center status, opening up new perks and funding opportunities for options to deliver cutting-edge cancer treatment to patients.

The Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has been the only Florida representative of the 70 cancer centers in the nation with the designation. Sylvester submitted a 1,300 page application that detailed its research expertise in multiple scientific areas and disciplines to treat common and complex cancers.

Stephen D. Nimer, Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center noted, “Only 3 percent of cancer centers are designated.We have spent seven years aspiring to be a world-class cancer center. This means we’ve achieved our goal.”