The Importance of an NCI SPORE Grant
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Published Online:Oct 31, 2013
Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Department of Cutaneous Oncology, director, Donald A. Adam Comprehensive Melanoma Research Center, Moffitt Cancer Center, comments on the importance of a Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant.
- A Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant is given out by the NCI
- SPORE grants bring together investigators from all different disciplines focused on one histology
- As a part of the SPORE grant given to Moffitt Cancer Center, each project has preclinical laboratory pieces leading to a clinical trial
- Two out of three SPORE projects at Moffitt currently have clinical trials ongoing