About National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center is part of the Perlmutter Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center.

What does this mean?

The National Cancer Institute, a branch of the federal government's National Institutes of Health, awards NCI designation to centers around the country that have shown they are a major source of discovery of the nature of cancer and of the ongoing development of more effective approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and therapy.

Perlmutter Cancer Center has earned this elite status and is one of a select few National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers in the region. When you choose an NCI designated center, you are choosing a center whose experts and caring professionals understand the impact cancer can have on the lives of individuals, families and communities. You are also choosing a team that knows the value of working together to a) deliver medical advances to patients and their families, b) educate health-care professionals and the public, and c) reach out to underserved populations.

As an NCI-designated center, we are known for our strong organizational capabilities, institutional commitment, and trans-disciplinary, cancer-focused science. In addition, our experienced leadership helps to shape the future of state-of-the-art cancer research and patient care facilities.

For more information about the National Cancer Institute, visit www.cancer.gov