The Importance of an NCI SPORE Grant

Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD
Published Online:3:29 PM, Thu October 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.

Clinical Pearls

  • 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