As a National Cancer Institute comprehensive-designated cancer center, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center invites cancer researchers, clinicians, trainees at the graduate-student and postdoctoral levels, and community practitioners to become categorical members of the cancer center.
All members agree to the objectives set forth above in the Significance of Membership as well as to the Cancer Center mission.
Members demonstrate during the three years preceding application for membership or during the three years prior to membership reappointment a cancer research focus through:
- a consistent history of peer-reviewed extramural funding in cancer-related research, preferably as principal investigator but at least as named co-investigator; and/or
- a consistent history of peer-reviewed cancer research publication; and/or
- a consistent history of the design and implementation of cancer clinical protocols and the accrual of a reasonable number of patients to these protocols where “reasonable” implies accrual rates comparable to other clinical investigators in the same subspecialty.
Members must have status authorizing them to submit grant proposals as principal investigators by either UC Davis or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
New recruits (e.g., assistant level faculty) or transitioning faculty should within three to five years of initial associate membership appointment meet the criteria for member status. Associate membership can be permanent for faculty who actively recruit patients or experimental subjects (such as companion animals) to clinical trials, but who are not expected to develop independent funded research.
The associate member category is designed primarily for 1) new recruits to UC Davis who do not yet have independent funding and are within seven years of their first academic appointment or 2) tenured, adjunct, research series or senior adjunct faculty who are transitioning from another field of research to cancer-related research.
Associate members must have status authorizing them to submit grant proposals as principal investigators by either UC Davis or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Clinical faculty who actively accrue patients to clinical trials and who collaborate with research members but have themselves not developed protocols (protocols may original in industry, from other members, cooperative groups, etc.).
Collaborating members are faculty, community physicians, UC Davis staff, scientists or oncologists at collaborating institutions with an interest in cancer research who support the mission of the cancer center.
Doctoral members are either graduate students or postdoctoral fellows within academic departments engaging cancer (such as hematology and oncology) and/or are associated with laboratories of research members.