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Collaborating Sites

Moores Cancer Center is located on the University of California, San Diego campus in the third most populous county in California. The campus is on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland in the research-rich “Golden Triangle” in La Jolla. It is adjacent to a host of biomedical research institutes, including the Burnham Institute, the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. It is surrounded by over 470 biomedical and biopharmaceutical companies, which makes this one of the most powerful engines of medical progress in the country.

C3 Cancer Center Councils

The The San Diego National Cancer Institute Cancer Centers Council (C3) is a collaborative effort between the three NCI-designated Cancer Centers in the San Diego area (Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) to leverage their collective talents and resources. The initial core facility-based initiative of the C3 focuses on enhancing inter-institutional sharing of a unique core facility at each center. Recharge rates in these cores have been negotiated to be the host institutions’ cancer center member internal rate plus 16% indirect cost. This reduced cost access to unique cores, along with enhanced outreach by the cores, provides valuable new technical resources

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C3 Cancer Center Councils

Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

One of just two U.S. branches of LICR is located on the UC San Diego campus, enabling powerful scientific synergies with the Cancer Center. It resides in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine-East building on the main UCSD campus, and all LICR scientists have faculty appointments at UCSD. Ludwig’s top leaders sit on our Senior Leaders Council.

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Ludwig Institute for Cancer Researc

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The SIO is one of the oldest and largest centers for marine-science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. The Cancer Center has very close collaborations with SIO, which is seeking to develop new chemotherapeutic agents from algae and other natural living organisms from the sea.

Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

San Diego Supercomputer Center

Cancer Center researchers rely upon the powerful computing power of SDSC, one of just two such centers in the nation and housed on the UC San Diego campus.

Focusing on data-oriented computational-science and engineering applications, SDSC serves as a powerful resource for data cyberinfrastructure through the provision of software, hardware, and human resources in multidisciplinary science and engineering. SDSC houses the personnel and facilities of the Informatics section of the Genomics and Computational Biology SR. SDSC works on database development and implementation of microarray analytic algorithms or the Microarray section of the Genomics and Computational Biology SR. In addition, the SDSC has supported several catchment-area specific population science investigations using Geographical Information Systems data integrated with physical activity and other obesity-focused cancer-relevant investigations conducted by MCC members.

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San Diego Supercomputer Center San Diego Supercomputer Center

Salk Institute

Salk conducts molecular biology and genetics research to provide new understanding and potential new therapies and treatments for a range of diseases, including cancer.

Salk Institute Cancer Center
Salk Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

This organization seeks to understand the underlying biological mechanisms that generate good health or, when they go awry, cause disease. With interest in drug discovery, stem cells, nanomedicine and translational medicine, working to discover the next generation of treatments for cancer and other diseases.

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


This region is home to one of the most powerful engines of medical progress in the country.


Consortia

San Diego State University

SDSU, one of four nationally accredited schools of public health in California, is located in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse areas in the U.S. Our federally funded partnership with SDSU creates research opportunities for diverse populations.

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San Diego State University

La Jolla Institute of Immunology

LJI focuses on understanding the immune response to infectious agents and cancers. Located just steps from the Cancer Center, collaborative synergies are a natural byproduct of this proximity.

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La Jolla Institute of Immunology