Research

Xavier University

LCRC at Xavier University Goals

To develop a cancer research infrastructure at Xavier University that will support current and future faculty; develop a new core, enhance research funding opportunities for faculty development and growth.

Mission and Vision

LCRC Mission
To develop a coordinated cancer research and education program that will optimize discovery and development of innovative cancer therapies; lead to innovative clinical treatment programs offering new opportunities for early detection, treatment, and prevention of cancer in our region; and promote regional economic growth.

Xavier Mission within the LCRC
To develop a cancer research infrastructure at XU that will support current and future faculty; develop a new core, enhance research funding opportunities for faculty development and growth.

Vision
Building on the strengths of Xavier University, to develop cancer research, education, and cancer screening/treatment resource for this region, in collaboration with Tulane University and Louisiana State University, that will be internationally recognized for excellence

The Consortium’s success will mean much more than improved cancer research for the citizens of Louisiana. It will also:

  • Fuel economic development by helping to attract federal grants, industrial partnerships, good jobs, and new businesses as a result of scientific discovery
  • Promote cancer prevention and aim to lower the death rate from cancer
  • Provide the citizens of Louisiana better opportunities for cancer care with an NCI-Designated Cancer Center in their home state.

The Future

In addition to breaking ground on a new shared facility with state-of-the-art cancer research equipment and laboratories, the Consortium’s immediate goals include:

  • Continued strategic planning for integration and collaboration
  • Recruitment of world-class faculty in key areas
  • Creation of a smoke-free Louisiana and improvement of the health of her citizens
  • Creation of a new biotech industry in Louisiana
  • Continued preparation for recognition as an NCI-Designated Cancer Center

Cooperative Planning

  • Goals and organizational structure established
  • Co-directors with pivotal leadership responsibilities at each University
  • Steering Committee established, comprised of Deputy Directors, Associate Directors, Program and Core leaders (with ad hoc members)
  • Joint Recruitment procedures established and initiated
  • Building planning processes (site selection and RFQ)
  • Follow-up NCI visit to evaluate progress and chart our future