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national cancer institute nci funding grants nanotechnology centers
national cancer institute nci funding grants nanotechnology centers

National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers

The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.

Chia-Yi Hou

ABOVE: National Cancer Institute in Maryland
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

The US National Cancer Institute announced that next year it will stop funding the Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, reports Science. The Centers encompasses several research groups at various institutions, including Caltech, the University of California, Los Angeles, Northwestern University, Cornell University, and others, according to its website.

The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNEs) focus on developing nanotechnology for cancer treatment. The end to funding represents a “natural transition” from putting dedicated support into an emerging field to becoming a more mature research field that fits in with other cancer fields, says Piotr Grodzinski of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Nanodelivery Systems and Devices Branch, which oversees the CCNEs, to Science.

The CCNEs started in 2005 as eight research groups in the first phase, nine getting funding in 2010 in the second phase, and six funded...

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