As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center is recognized for scientific and clinical excellence. NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers must be exceptional sources of discovery and of development of more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

In 2007, the Dan L Duncan Cancer Center became an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, competing successfully for a Cancer Center Support Grant from NCI. That designation was again renewed in 2010. Over the last seven years, the Center has grown in key areas that differentiate NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers from others: a high level of research funding, strong basic, translational and clinical research, outstanding cancer epidemiology and prevention research, service to the community, clinical trials participation including underserved patients, new clinical programs and faculty recruitment, and leadership in cancer education.

With the Comprehensive designation, we join the ranks as one of only two Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Houston, and one of 47 across the country.