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Committed to Fighting Cancer

North Carolina has made finding a cure a priority:

  • Duke, Wake Forest University and UNC-Chapel Hill support 24 NCI-funded cancer research programs.
  • Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are also two of only 60 medical research institutions funded by the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards.

As one of the top states in biotechnology, North Carolina is a leader in cancer research and treatment.

  • Only 40 cancer centers in the country are designated as Comprehensive Cancer Centers by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Three are located in North Carolina at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Read more at Cancer Research and Treatment Centers.
  • Nearly 100 companies in North Carolina are working in the cancer field, 70+ of which are developing and producing cancer-related products.
  • Ensuring a high standard of quality of care, 46 hospitals in North Carolina have cancer programs accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

The North Carolina state legislature dedicates $50 million in annual funding for cancer research to the University Cancer Research Fund. This fund directs resources to discovery, innovation and delivery with the goals of creating a nation-leading cancer research effort and reducing the state’s cancer burden.

Advancing discoveries in cancer imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics, North Carolina is committed to world-class research and product development that will improve the lives of those living with cancer and that will ultimately lead to a cure.  

North Carolina is committed to fighting cancer.