History of Cancer Programs at Xavier
To establish a NCI-Designated Cancer Center in New Orleans, La with LCRC partners LSU, Tulane, Xavier and Ochsner.
NCI Designation: What Does It Mean?
*The Cancer Centers Program of the NCI supports major academic and research institutions throughout the United States.
*Requests from eligible institutions for cancer center support are subjected to a competitive peer review process.
*Successful applicants are awarded a P30 Cancer Center Support Grant to fund the scientific infrastructure of the cancer center, including administration, research resources, and flexible funds that help the center pursue its planned objectives and take immediate advantage of new basic and clinical research opportunities.
*There are currently 61 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States.
LCRC at Xavier University Goals
To develop a cancer research infrastructure at Xavier University that will support current and future faculty; develop a new core, enhance research funding opportunities for faculty development and growth.
Mission and Vision
To develop a coordinated cancer research and education program that will optimize discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies; lead to innovative clinical treatment programs offering new opportunities for early detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer in our region; and promote regional economic growth.
Xavier Mission within the LCRC
To develop a cancer research infrastructure at XU that will support current and future faculty; develop a new core, enhance research funding opportunities for faculty development and growth.
Building on the strengths of Xavier University, to develop cancer research, education, and cancer screening/treatment resource for this region, in collaboration with Tulane University and Louisiana State University, that will be internationally recognized for excellence
The Consortium's success will mean much more than improved cancer research for the citizens of Louisiana. It will also:
- Fuel economic development by helping to attract federal grants, industrial partnerships, good jobs, and new businesses as a result of scientific discovery
- Promote cancer prevention and aim to lower the death rate from cancer
- Provide the citizens of Louisiana better opportunities for cancer care with an NCI-Designated Cancer Center in their home state.
In addition to breaking ground on a new shared facility with state-of-the-art cancer research equipment and laboratories, the Consortium's immediate goals include:
- Continued strategic planning for integration and collaboration
- Recruitment of world-class faculty in key areas
- Creation of a smoke-free Louisiana and improvement of the health of her citizens
- Creation of a new biotech industry in Louisiana
- Continued preparation for recognition as an NCI-Designated Cancer Center
- Goals and organizational structure established
- Co-directors with pivotal leadership responsibilities at each University
- Steering Committee established, comprised of Deputy Directors, Associate Directors, Program and Core leaders (with ad hoc members)
- Joint Recruitment procedures established and initiated
- Building planning processes (site selection and RFQ)
- External Advisory Board, Chairman - Dr. Hal Moses
- Follow-up NCI visit to evaluate progress and chart our future
LCRC at Xavier University Organizational chart