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Perlmutter Cancer Center Membership

At NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, basic and clinical investigators, physicians, and other faculty can become members of our Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) programs, which improve understanding of the origins of cancer, prevention, treatment, and disease reduction.

Member Benefits

Benefits of CCSG membership include reduced prices for Perlmutter Cancer Center shared resources, access to applications for developmental pilot funds, administrative support, and clinical research resources. Members receive notification of, and are encouraged to participate in, all Perlmutter Cancer Center–sponsored seminars and meetings.

Member Responsibilities

Perlmutter Cancer Center CCSG membership is granted based on contributions as described below along with funding by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or NCI-approved peer-reviewed agencies or organizations. Membership is granted based on tangible contributions, such as conducting cancer-focused basic laboratory investigation; participating in correlative biology studies linking laboratory evaluation of human tumors with clinical outcome variables; designing innovative therapeutic protocols based on insights developed in the laboratory; conducting population-based studies designed to determine cancer risk and assessing prevention approaches; and performing studies to understand barriers to effective cancer care.

Members are obligated to provide proof of several contributions and factors:

  • ongoing grant support by the NCI or NCI-approved peer-reviewed agencies or organizations
  • collaborative publications between a member's specific program and other CCSG programs within the last three years
  • active collaboration in basic, translational, or clinical research at Perlmutter Cancer Center
  • participation in Disease Management Group meetings designed to optimize patient care and promote clinical and translational cancer research
  • regular involvement in medical and graduate biomedical education at Perlmutter Cancer Center
  • active enhancement of Perlmutter Cancer Center visibility

National Cancer Institute–Approved Peer-Reviewed Agencies and Organizations

Eligibility to apply for a CCSG award and meeting the standards for formal CCSG research programs require specific minimum levels of peer-reviewed, funded research projects, as described in the program announcement for P30 Cancer Center Support Grant.

The National Institutes of Health and all funding organizations listed below employ a peer review system that uses primarily external reviewers and is free of conflict of interest; a ranking or rating system in the review process based on the scientific merit of the proposed research; and a funding system based primarily on the peer review ranking or rating of the research applications.

All funded, multiyear research projects from these organizations, excluding pilot projects and feasibility studies, may be counted toward the requirements. These projects may receive support from CCSG shared resources.

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Cancer Society (national office only)
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • California Breast Cancer Research Program
  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Central Office of the Veterans Administration, excluding local/regional and “block” grants
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
  • Florida Biomedical Research Program
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Melanoma Research Alliance
  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • New York State Department of Health Wadsworth Center/New York State Stem Cell Science Program
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • University of California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
  • U.S. Army special research programs. Note that grants funded through the U.S. Army’s special research programs in ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer may also be listed in the category of peer reviewed.

Perlmutter Cancer Center Membership Criteria

Membership is open to all full-time faculty members of NYU schools, institutes, and centers, as well as clinical affiliates of NYU Grossman School of Medicine. These include the facilities of NYU Langone Health, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

Full Members

Investigators meeting one or more of the following criteria are encouraged to apply for full membership:

  • faculty who serve as a principal investigator on peer-reviewed, cancer-related research grants
  • newly recruited faculty with institutionally supported startup funding who are expected to receive extramural funding in the near future
  • clinical faculty who have leadership roles in national clinical trial organizations or NCI National Clinical Trial Network studies, or who are the principal investigator of a national, multisite clinical trial
  • distinguished faculty who bring specialized knowledge, skills, and expertise to cancer-related collaborative research
  • directors, associate directors, and faculty members of CCSG-supported shared resources. These investigators may be either programmatically aligned or unaligned

Associate Members

Associate members are expected to participate actively in cancer center activities. Associate members may be linked to a research program and/or Disease Management Group and must meet one of the following criteria in order to apply for membership:

  • serve as an investigator who participates in clinical cancer research through protocol development and/or execution
  • be a principal investigator or co-investigator on any non–peer-reviewed cancer-related research grants
  • be a former cancer center member who may no longer meet the requirements for being a full member

Membership Categories

Membership falls into two general categories and is periodically reviewed by program leaders and the executive committee.

The first category of membership includes those aligned with a Research Program of Perlmutter Cancer Center. This is the most essential category, and these programs form the foundation of the cancer center.

The second category is that of "non-programmatically aligned" members. This is a designation to enable newly approved members to determine, after learning about Perlmutter Cancer Center, which program best matches their research interests. This category allows us to maintain distinguished faculty as members. Alignment with and continuing involvement in a program is a requisite for continuation of membership.

Individuals accepted for membership who do not fit within a program, and thus become unaligned members, are required to submit an annual report to the director of Perlmutter Cancer Center to increase their likelihood of becoming aligned with a program.

Membership Evaluation

Membership criteria are reviewed annually by the Perlmutter Cancer Center membership committee. Each year, members must submit updated NIH biosketches for funding and publication evaluation. Membership status may change after annual review, and associate members may become full members if they fit the criteria. Members may also become inactive if they no longer meet the criteria for membership.

For more information, please contact Laura Alice, MBA, at 212-263-9464 or