NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a community-based program that builds upon the scope and activities of NCI's previously supported community networks:
NCORP will integrate these prior networks into one new program to preserve and enhance cancer research in the community.
The overall goal of NCORP is to bring cancer clinical trials, as well as cancer care delivery research (CCDR), to individuals in their own communities, thereby generating a broadly applicable evidence base that contributes to improved patient outcomes and a reduction in cancer disparities.
NCORP will design and conduct cancer prevention, control, and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials, and multi-level CCDR studies, including comparative effectiveness research (e.g., patient, clinician, organization, system level).
The program will enhance patient/provider access to treatment/imaging trials under the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN); facilitate minority/underserved participation in clinical research; increase integration of disparities research questions across all study types/settings; integrate primary/specialty care providers' health services and behavioral researchers' expertise with oncologists; and accelerate knowledge transfer into clinical practice and healthcare systems and organizations.
Last updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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