Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center membership is available to individuals who have a demonstrable interest in cancer treatment and research. Application for membership to the cancer center is voluntary and will indicate agreement by the applicant with the cancer center's basic objectives and policy requirements.
Cancer center members must have a primary appointment in a department; approval of the department chair is required for membership. Only applications from individuals will be considered. Cancer center appointments are for a two-year period. Reappointment may be routinely extended where appropriate.
Full member status:
Have active peer-reviewed extramural cancer research funding (preferably by the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health) as a principal investigator or named co-principal investigator.
Have a consistent history in the design and implementation of cancer clinical protocols and the accrual of patients to these protocols as the principal investigator or named co-principal investigator.
Associate Member Status:
Intends to have active peer-reviewed extramural cancer research funding (preferably by the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health) as a principal investigator or named co-principal investigator.
Intends to design and implement cancer clinical protocols and to accrue patients as the principal investigator or named co-principal investigator.
No Academic Appointment - Prospective members must be able to demonstrate cancer-related research activities
Once a membership application is completed and submitted to the cancer center, it is reviewed by program leaders who determine whether to grant a full or associate membership.
An official membership letter signed by the director then is sent to the prospective member with copies to the applicable program leaders and the associate director. The member's name is added to the cancer center e-mail list, cancer center website, member tracking spreadsheet and BA3. A membership file including the application and a copy of the membership letter is set up. The file also indicates if the membership is full or associate.
All members are reviewed for reappointment every two years. In addition to meeting the criteria above, all will be evaluated for reappointment based on activities associated with membership objectives listed above. In particular, the review will consider:
Based on the review, categorical memberships may be changed or terminated.
National Cancer Institute policy requires that members who join another NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center must have their CFCCC membership terminated.