The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), a basic science research center with locations throughout the state of Maine, recently announced the National Cancer Center has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant for the 34th year. The Jackson Laboratory is one of seven basic research centers with this distinction in the United States and the only National Cancer Institute–designated Center headquartered in Maine and was recognized for its focus on advancing precision oncology through basic research discoveries with the goal of translational and clinical impact.
Edison T. Liu, MD
“With our focus on complex genetics and functional genomics, coupled with the scale of our model creation and research, and the integration of JAX’s diverse and multidisciplinary talents, the Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center is a truly unique program,” said Edison T. Liu, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Laboratory and Director of the JAX Cancer Center. “We’re honored to be recognized by the National Cancer Institute with this Cancer Center Support Grant renewal and to continue our important work to help people around the country and around the world impacted by cancer.”
The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center’s research program, Genetic Models for Precision Cancer Medicine, unites the nonprofit’s resources in cancer model development, computational sciences, genetic engineering, phenotyping, as well as genome and single-cell technologies to provide comprehensive support for a wide range of cancer research. In addition to this research, the JAX Cancer Center also now includes a Cancer Education and Career Enhancement core.