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Cancer Research Coordinating Committee

Supporting research breakthroughs in all aspects of cancer

The UC CRCC is a systemwide, faculty-directed cancer research program that provides competitive intramural research awards for topics in any discipline that address any aspect of cancer. Funding for this opportunity is provided through donations and bequests to UC for cancer research. The CRCC provides one-year seed grants to faculty on the 10 UC campuses. Currently, the CRCC awards grants to:

  • New UC faculty to initiate cancer research projects;
  • Established investigators in other areas of research to initiate cancer research projects;
  • Established cancer investigators to initiate cancer studies in new areas.

The annual competition cycle is launched in December of each year, and awards are made on a calendar year basis. Please visit the How to Apply page for more information. For programmatic questions related to the research scope, management of an existing award or future funding opportunities, please contact UCRI@ucop.edu.

The CRCC gratefully acknowledges the endowments from which CRCC awards are funded.

Effective July 1, 2015, administration of the CRCC moved to UC Research Initiatives in the UC Office of the President. 

Support UC Cancer Research

The California Cancer Research Fund is a voluntary tax contribution that will be used to conduct research relating to the causes, detection, and prevention of cancer and to expand community-based education on cancer, and to provide prevention and awareness activities for communities that are disproportionately at risk or afflicted by cancer. Ninety-five percent of the donations goes directly to supporting these activities. Donate by checking Line 413 on your tax return form 540.

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