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Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program

Biomedical Research Section

Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program 


The Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program is established to enhance the quality and competitiveness of cancer care in this state, further a statewide biomedical research strategy directly responsive to the health needs of Florida’s citizens, and capitalize on the potential educational opportunities available to its students. The department shall make payments to Florida-based cancer centers recognized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health as NCI-designated cancer centers or NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers, and cancer centers working toward achieving NCI designation. The department shall distribute funds to participating cancer centers on a quarterly basis during each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made.

2017 Report to the Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council

2020 Report to the Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council