UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) membership is reviewed annually by our leadership, at which time supplemental materials may be requested. Provided below is criteria for the application review process.
Cancer center membership is open to healthcare professionals with a focus on cancer, as determined by the following general categories.
Current Productivity in Cancer Field
- Cancer-related publications during previous three years
- Training activities in cancer
- National and community service (study sections, consultation to the National Cancer Instititue, voluntary assistance to cancer organizations, etc.)
Service to JCCC
- Administrative contributions and/or
- JCCC committee activities and/or
- In-house scientific peer review
- Communications/educational activities for the JCCC (scientific seminars, talks to lay groups, etc.)
Privileges of JCCC Membership
- Priority access to JCCC shared resources or core services
- Access to office and research space controlled by JCCC
- Invitation to participate in funded program area activities
- Access to Media Relations office for assistance with news releases or media inquiries
- Use of specialized facilities and resources (e.g., Good Manufacturing Practice Suite, Gene Expression Shared Resource, etc.)
- Grant and meeting information
- Listing of on-campus activities and seminars
- Assistance with fund-raising through the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA
Non-member faculty also may have access to seed grant funding under specifically defined circumstances (see separate guidelines for seed grant and fellowship support).
Objectives of JCCC
- Be dedicated to innovation and excellence in interdisciplinary cancer research and training. Its mission is to help move basic research into the applied setting to reduce cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality, and to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
- Serve as a community resource to sponsor and conduct informational activities for lay people and healthcare professionals and to implement outreach programs linking those communities to the research and services of JCCC.
- Develop new program areas to assist and complement existing cancer research and clinical resources.
- Strive for the highest quality of clinical care by: promoting multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment, and prevention services; demonstrating and evaluating new clinical management techniques; and fostering the rapid clinical application of demonstrably useful methods of cancer management.
- Strengthen oncology teaching programs in pre- and post-doctoral fields and in the allied health professions and encourage new ones to train the professional and technical personnel necessary to attack the cancer problem nationally.
- Strengthen shared resources for member investigators and will institute new shared resources as needed (see Shared Resources).
- Contribute to strengthening areas in cancer research and clinical service at UCLA that now require greater depth or breadth. In particular, the center will strive to develop oncology programs by fostering new appointments of high quality and by providing space, developmental and/or shared resource support where required.
- Operate multidisciplinary cancer research facilities in the Louis Factor Health Sciences Building. Partial centralization of cancer-related activities at UCLA: 1) contributes to increased efficiency in the use of facilities; 2) improves communication among investigators in many fields; 3) facilitates common utilization of shared resources; and 4) contributes to improved multidisciplinary cancer patient care within JCCC.
- Encourage active participation in its programs by practicing health professionals in Los Angeles and throughout the metropolitan region. This participation is the basis for developing a coordinated community cancer control program in cooperation with other agencies and medical centers serving the area.