Everything You Need to Know About Cancer Centers Debbie Dibbert UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Jana Sharpley Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Washington University School of Medicine Suzanne Teer UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Overview (www.cancer.gov) • Part of the NIH, one of 11 agencies of Department of Health and Human Services • Established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937 • The fed’s principal agency for cancer research and training Mission “…..conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.” Harold Varmus, MD Director, National Cancer Institute • Co-recipient of Nobel Prize in 1989 for studies of the genetic basis of cancer • Began his tenure June 2010 • Former President and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Director, National Institutes of Health • 23 years as faculty member at UC San Francisco What is a NCI-Designated Center? • Institutions dedicated to research in the development of more effective approaches to prevent, diagnosis and treat cancer • 67 centers: most affiliated with university medical centers; some are freestanding centers; some conduct research only • Entrée to greater federal funding • Recognition of scientific excellence and outstanding leadership Two Levels of NCI-Designated Centers (cancercenters.cancer.gov/index.html) 1. Comprehensive Cancer Centers (41 nationally) • Scientific leadership in each of three areas: laboratory, clinical and population-based research • Substantial transdisciplinary research that bridges these areas • Professional and public education and outreach, including dissemination of clinical and public health advances 2. Cancer Centers (26 nationally) • Scientific leadership, resources and capabilities in laboratory, clinical or population science, or some combination of these three • Reasonable depth and breadth of research in the scientific areas it chooses and transdisciplinary research across these areas Cancer Center Support Grant (P30) • Funding provided by NCI to support: • • • • • • Formal, interactive scientific research programs Centralized shared resources (technologies, services, consultation) Strategic planning and evaluation Developmental funding to pursue newly identified priorities Centralized Cancer Center administration Centralized scientific oversight of cancer clinical trials • Substantial funding involved • FY11 range $720,000 - $13.6 million (1 year) • Extensive written grant + site visit by NCI review committee; renewed every 5 years • Philanthropy important in the “institutional support” component SPORE: Specialized Programs of Research Excellence • Promote interdisciplinary, translational cancer research • Basic + clinical scientists = new and diverse approaches • Focused on a specific organ site or a group of cancers (i.e. GI cancers) • Goal: Rapid and efficient movement of basic scientific findings into clinical settings o Required to reach a human end-point within 5-year funding period • 62 SPOREs in 23 states; 17 organ sites/systems represented • Encourages the advice of patient advocates Institutional Structure Matrix/University Typical Free-standing Cancer Center Hospital Benefits & Challenges Similarities & Differences 76 Current Member Institutions 4% 22% Matrix Free-standing Hospital/System 74% Matrix Cancer Center—School of Medicine Partner Free-standing Cancer Center—Research Institute Partner* (provides cancer-specific care) Hospital/Health System (CHS) —Research Institute Partner* (provides care in many specialty areas) *Typical research affiliation NACCDO member cancer centers represent a broad range of organizational frameworks Factors that Impact Development: Matrix/University Governance or Advisory Body • Cancer Center Board of Directors • University Trustees • Medical School Trustees Hospital Affiliation Agreement • Full Ownership • Partnership • Service Contract Financial Reporting Line • University • Medicine • Cancer Center Factors that Impact Development: Matrix/University-cont’d Development Reporting Line • University development leadership • Medical development leadership • Cancer center director University Clearance System for Prospects/Donors Centralized Services or Self-contained Services • Database • Gift processing • Planned giving • Annual Fund Photo of SCC/CAM Yale University Factors that Impact Development: Free-standing Cancer Center/Hospital Governing or Advisory Body • Cancer Center Board of Directors • Foundation Board of Directors • Hospital/System Board of Directors C Academic Partner Affiliation--University or Research Institute • Institutional Partner • Contract Financial Reporting Line • Hospital • Foundation • Cancer Center Factors that Impact Development: Free-standing Cancer Center/Hospital-cont’d Development Reporting Line • Hospital leadership • Foundation leadership • Cancer center director Less Complicated Clearance System for Prospects/Donors Centralized or Self-contained Services • Database • Gift processing • Planned giving • Annual Fund NACCDO members represent centers across the spectrum. Typical We share the common goal of raising funds to fight cancer. NACCDO History • Informal annual meetings started at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1987 • Established Steering Committee at annual meeting at The Ohio State University in 1992 Mission To relieve the burden of cancer by addressing the needs unique to development officers at NCI-supported cancer centers. Membership • Open to any NCI-designated or NCI-funded cancer center • Membership is by institution. All professional development officers at member institutions can participate. • Annual membership dues $350 (effective July 1, 2013 if approved) • 77 active members in 2012/2013 Governance Officers Chair Debbie Dibbert UNC Lineberger Vice Chair Jana Sharpley Siteman Cancer Center Secretary Vicki Riedel Winship, Emory Board of Directors up to 18 individuals (15 at-large and past, current and future conference host) Board members can serve up to two (2) three year terms Treasurer Cindy Eller Roswell Park Benefits • Annual Conference • Benchmarking • Range of webinars throughout the year • Robust website with members only resource library and job postings • Networking through listservs and contact lists NACCDO is your organization Enjoy the conference Get involved!