The Cancer Therapy and Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) of the UTHSCSA, and as such is subject to the rules and guidelines set out for ORUs. The CTRC, an NCI-Designated Cancer Center, has a formal membership policy in support of the cancer center's mission to promote interdisciplinary research in cancer-related areas of basic science, clinical research, and cancer prevention and control, and to foster the application of the results of that research in the community setting, especially in the South Texas community serviced by this cancer.
Eligible candidates for this type of membership include those who:
1. Have been a Principal Investigator on an NIH research project grant or other equivalent peer-reviewed, cancer-related grant or contract within the last two years; or
2. Are a Principal or Co-Investigator of cancer center clinical trials
Eligible candidates for Associate Membership include those who have not yet met the requirements for full membership, but are progressing towards meeting those criteria as evidenced by a growing record of cancer-related publications and funding. This includes those who may be a clinical investigator or educator and may not necessarily hold NCI-approved, R01 equivalent peer-reviewed research funding, but significantly contribute to the other missions of the CTRC: cancer-related education, dissemination, or care. This also includes individuals who are significant collaborators on research programs conducted by CTRC members by contributing to the design and conduct of the research and co-authoring resulting cancer-related publications or playing an active role in cancer-related funded peer- reviewed projects. Associate members are expected to make every effort to obtain NCI approved cancer-related peer-reviewed funding within four years of initial appointment as an Associate Member as evidenced by submission of grant applications and a strong publication record.
Associate Members may request to become a Full Member at anytime if they meet the criteria.
Significant collaborators and Co-Investigators from institutions other than the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and the CTRC are eligible for either Full or Associate membership provided they meet the criteria and are not from other NCI-supported cancer centers.
In all cases, cancer-related work will be verified by the publication and funding record of the potential member.