A. Membership Categories & Eligibility
All faculty who have a cancer-focus in clinical practice and/or research.
Faculty who have:
- A cancer-focused, peer-reviewed* funded research and/or training grant; OR
- ≥30 interventional/therapeutic accruals/year; OR
- A leadership position in the Cancer Center (Senior Leader, Program Leader, Core Leader, or Chair of an SCC Committee); OR
- A leadership role in NCI National Clinical Trials Network studies; OR
- A membership role on an SCC committee: Scientific Review, Protocol Review & Monitoring, Behavioral, Quality Assurance, and/or Cancer Committee.
*NCI-approved funding organizations qualifying as "peer-reviewed" http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/documents/NCIApprovedFundingOrganizations508C.pdf
All members commit to:
- Affiliate with and actively participate in at least one SCC research program;
- Inter- and intra-programmatic collaboration on proposal development, conduct, and dissemination;
- Provide annual update of cancer-focused funding, publications, accruals, and leadership roles (nationally & institutionally) for CCSG progress report and/or competitive renewal; and
- Acknowledge use of SCC shared resources, salary support, and/or research development awards and provide associated PMCID to document compliance with NIH policy (when appropriate).
All members receive:
- Eligibility for SCC funding opportunities (http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/FundingOpportunities.aspx);
- Accessibility to undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate trainees through the Leah Menshouse Springer Summer Student Program and the Cancer Biology Pathway Program;
- Association with specific disease-site, specialty, and/or program affiliation listed on SCC Website; and
- Educational opportunities including SCC-sponsored speakers, program retreats, seminars and lectures.
CCSG Members receive:
D. Review Processes
All applicants must initially be approved by the appropriate program leaders. Applications are then reviewed by the SCC Membership Committee comprised of peer-researchers, clinicians, and SCC leadership.
All members are reviewed by the full Membership Committee annually, to confirm that membership criteria are met in terms of active cancer research funding, clinical trial accruals, and participation in SCC program initiatives, funding opportunities, and/or shared resources.
SCC Membership Committee recommendations are reviewed/approved by SCC Senior Leadership.
E. Application Process
Applications are available upon request. Please contact Sayako Smith, SCC Project Manager (454-3241) or firstname.lastname@example.org.