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Membership Information


The mission of the Stephenson Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer in Oklahoma and nationally through conducting innovative and impactful research. The cancer center advances this mission by supporting member researchers in all areas of cancer research, including basic, clinical, behavioral, and population sciences.

Membership in the Stephenson Cancer Center is open to all investigators from the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and other eligible institutions in Oklahoma.


There are four different types of membership at the Stephenson Cancer Center, including: 

Full Member (CCSG Category)
Associate Member (CCSG Category)
Affiliate Member (Non-CCSG Category)
Clinical Member (Non-CCSG Category)

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Program Affiliation

Scientifically-focused, highly-collaborative research programs with active members are essential attributes of NCI-designated cancer centers (and centers that seek to attain this designation).

Applicants will be assigned to a Program that best aligns with their primary research interests. Scientific goals are listed under each program. The “Non-Aligned” category is for investigators who engage in cancer research that is not related to one of the programs below:

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program
Gynecologic Cancers Research Program
Preclinical Translational Cancer Research Program
Non Aligned


Benefits & Responsibilities

The Stephenson Cancer Center provides members with a number of benefits and support services including access to shared resources, National Cancer Institute-funded research incentive funds, and proposal services support.

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Application & Review

Applications for membership are reviewed four times per year. All applicants will receive a letter notifying them of membership status within 30 days of the review deadline. Membership appointments are for three years.

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