The University of Colorado Cancer Center encourages membership of researchers and clinicians interested in collaboration with scientist and institutions that are pursuing cancer research in the areas of basic science, clinical care, cancer prevention and control, and education.
Membership is available to individuals who have a demonstrated interest in cancer research or patient care. Application for membership is voluntary and will connote agreement by the applicant with the Center's basic objectives and requirements. Applications are taken from individuals, not groups or institutions. All individuals applying for membership must select membership in one of the programs of research, as outlined below.
There are two types of membership in the Cancer Center: Full Membership and Associate Membership
Is for applicants who perform basic, clinical, translational or population-based cancer research on a regular basis, and who meet the following three criteria:
Is for individuals who contribute to basic, clinical, translational or population-based cancer research but do not meet the criteria for full membership. To qualify as associate members, applicants are expected to:
Exceptional cases may be approved by merit for full or associate membership at the discretion of the CU Cancer Center senior leadership.
The University of Colorado Cancer Center has six research programs that members must choose one in which to participate.
|Cancer Cell Biology
Robert Sclafani, PhD
Dennis Roop, PhD
|Cancer Prevention & Control
Al Marcus, PhD
Rejesh Agarwal, PhD
Gail Eckhardt, MD
Wells Messersmith, MD
|Hormone Related Malignancies
Scott Cramer, PhD
Heide Ford, PhD
|Lung, Head & Neck Cancers
York Miller, MD
Xiao Jing Wang, MD, PhD
James DeGregori, PhD
Joaquin Espinosa, PhD
Benefits of Membership
Cancer Center Objectives
- The CU Cancer Center encourages and facilitates closer cooperation and communication between basic scientists, clinical investigators and social, psychological and other behavioral scientists, as well as between the CU Cancer Center members and investigators at other institutions.
- New program areas and services are developed by the CU Cancer Center to complement existing cancer research and clinical resources, as well as to promote areas of new research.
- The CU Cancer Center strives for the highest quality of clinical care by promoting multi-disciplinary diagnostic, treatment and prevention services, by demonstrating and evaluating new management techniques and by fostering the rapid clinical application of demonstrably useful methods of cancer management and prevention.
- Teaching programs in pre-and post-doctoral fields related to cancer and in the allied health professions are encouraged and fostered in order to train the professional and technical personnel necessary to attack the cancer problem nationally.
- CU Cancer Center Shared Resources exist for the benefit of the research conducted by member investigators. These shared resources are continually reviewed for ways to strengthen and improve their service to members. As well, new shared research services are instituted as needed by the Center’s members.
- The CU Cancer Center contributes to strengthening cancer research and clinical service at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and in neighboring states through the development of its Programs, by fostering appointments of high quality faculty, and by providing developmental and core service support where required.
- Active participation in CU Cancer Center programs by practicing health professionals in Denver and throughout the Rocky Mountain region is encouraged. Participation by such individuals fosters an integrated, cooperative community program of cancer research, treatment, and prevention and control outreach and education activities.