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publication date: Dec 11, 2015
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Core Grants of Newer, Smaller Centers

Slated to Get Immediate Funding Boost 

 

 

NCI is implementing a less draconian formula for increasing the core grants of newer cancer centers.

The plan, which was unveiled at the Dec. 1 joint meeting of the Board of Scientific Advisors and the National Cancer Advisory Board, seeks to correct an acknowledged inequity: by virtue of being in the NCI program longer, more established cancer centers had more incremental increases, thus amassing larger core grants.

In a unanimous vote, BSA asked for some refinements to the plan, but seemed to be fine with its main features.

An earlier version of the plan called for fundamental changes in the funding formula, which—according to NCI modeling—would have reduced the core grants of some of the older, larger cancer centers and gave these funds to the newer centers.



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