National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
What does it Mean?
The NCI Cancer Centers Program was created as part of the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of the anchors of the nation’s cancer research effort. Through this program, NCI recognizes centers around the country that meet rigorous standards for transdisciplinary, state-of-the-art research focused on developing new and better approaches to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Yale Cancer Center is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Connecticut and one of only 51 Centers in the nation.
NCI-Designated Cancer Centers meet rigorous standards for state-of-the-art research programs focused on developing new and better approaches in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.