Principal Investigator

Nicholas Dibella
Md
Awardee Organization

Western States Cancer Research Ncorp
United States

Fiscal Year
2023
Activity Code
UG1
Early Stage Investigator Grants (ESI)
Not Applicable
Project End Date

Western States Cancer Research NCORP

By serving as a dedicated NCORP, the Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) seeks to advance cancer research for patients, local communities, healthcare providers and hospitals in the Western mountain state region. The goal is to provide and maintain access to NCI research and trials focused on cancer control (CC), cancer prevention (CP), cancer disparities, cancer care delivery (CCDR), as well as provide access to NCTN treatment and imaging trials. In the next funding cycle, CCRP has developed strategic partnerships with regionally focused mid-sized Healthcare systems whose organizations have a common ethos of patientcentered high value care and a shared commitment to implementing NCI trials in the community setting. The consortium is diverse in its membership, not only from a regional perspective, but also in regards to the makeup of its providers of healthcare services, ranging from Healthcare Systems, to Independent Hospitals, to private practice physician offices. This diversity of recruitment sites will allow for broader participation in NCORP projects, so as to achieve CCRP’s main goal of providing patients and communities within its catchment area, the opportunity to participate in and potentially benefit from the innovative and scientifically rigorous research projects of the NCI.

Publications

  • Halfdanarson TR, Foster NR, Kim GP, Meyers JP, Smyrk TC, McCullough AE, Ames MM, Jaffe JP, Alberts SR. A Phase II Randomized Trial of Panitumumab, Erlotinib, and Gemcitabine Versus Erlotinib and Gemcitabine in Patients with Untreated, Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: North Central Cancer Treatment Group Trial N064B (Alliance). The oncologist. 2019 May;24(5):589-e160. Epub 2019 Jan 24. PMID: 30679315
  • Roth ME, Unger JM, O'Mara AM, Lewis MA, Budd T, Johnson RH, Pollock BH, Blanke C, Freyer DR. Enrollment of adolescents and young adults onto SWOG cancer research network clinical trials: A comparative analysis by treatment site and era. Cancer medicine. 2020 Mar;9(6):2146-2152. Epub 2020 Feb 3. PMID: 32009305
  • Lemieux J, Brundage MD, Parulekar WR, Goss PE, Ingle JN, Pritchard KI, Celano P, Muss H, Gralow J, Strasser-Weippl K, Whelan K, Tu D, Whelan TJ. Quality of Life From Canadian Cancer Trials Group MA.17R: A Randomized Trial of Extending Adjuvant Letrozole to 10 Years. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2018 Feb 20;36(6):563-571. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29328860
  • Park H, Qin R, Smith TJ, Atherton PJ, Barton DL, Sturtz K, Dakhil SR, Anderson DM, Flynn K, Puttabasavaiah S, Le-Lindqwister NA, Padula GD, Loprinzi CL. North Central Cancer Treatment Group N10C2 (Alliance): a double-blind placebo-controlled study of magnesium supplements to reduce menopausal hot flashes. Menopause (New York, N.Y.). 2015 Jun;22(6):627-32. PMID: 25423327
  • Parikh K, Mandrekar SJ, Allen-Ziegler K, Esplin B, Tan AD, Marchello B, Adjei AA, Molina JR. A Phase II Study of Pazopanib in Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: NCCTG N0623 (Alliance). The oncologist. 2020 Jun;25(6):523-531. Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID: 31872928
  • Belani CP, Dahlberg SE, Rudin CM, Fleisher M, Chen HX, Takebe N, Velasco MR Jr, Tester WJ, Sturtz K, Hann CL, Shanks JC, Monga M, Ramalingam SS, Schiller JH. Vismodegib or cixutumumab in combination with standard chemotherapy for patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer: A trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (E1508). Cancer. 2016 Aug 1;122(15):2371-8. Epub 2016 May 10. PMID: 27163943
  • Halfdanarson TR, Foster NR, Kim GP, Haddock MG, Dakhil SR, Behrens RJ, Alberts SR. N064A (Alliance): Phase II Study of Panitumumab, Chemotherapy, and External Beam Radiation in Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. The oncologist. 2022 Jul 5;27(7):534-e546. PMID: 35285484
  • Margolese RG, Cecchini RS, Julian TB, Ganz PA, Costantino JP, Vallow LA, Albain KS, Whitworth PW, Cianfrocca ME, Brufsky AM, Gross HM, Soori GS, Hopkins JO, Fehrenbacher L, Sturtz K, Wozniak TF, Seay TE, Mamounas EP, Wolmark N. Anastrozole versus tamoxifen in postmenopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ undergoing lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (NSABP B-35): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 clinical trial. Lancet (London, England). 2016 Feb 27;387(10021):849-56. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PMID: 26686957
  • Himelstein AL, Foster JC, Khatcheressian JL, Roberts JD, Seisler DK, Novotny PJ, Qin R, Go RS, Grubbs SS, O'Connor T, Velasco MR Jr, Weckstein D, O'Mara A, Loprinzi CL, Shapiro CL. Effect of Longer-Interval vs Standard Dosing of Zoledronic Acid on Skeletal Events in Patients With Bone Metastases: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017 Jan 3;317(1):48-58. PMID: 28030702
  • Ganz PA, Cecchini RS, Julian TB, Margolese RG, Costantino JP, Vallow LA, Albain KS, Whitworth PW, Cianfrocca ME, Brufsky AM, Gross HM, Soori GS, Hopkins JO, Fehrenbacher L, Sturtz K, Wozniak TF, Seay TE, Mamounas EP, Wolmark N. Patient-reported outcomes with anastrozole versus tamoxifen for postmenopausal patients with ductal carcinoma in situ treated with lumpectomy plus radiotherapy (NSABP B-35): a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 clinical trial. Lancet (London, England). 2016 Feb 27;387(10021):857-65. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PMID: 26686960
  • Galanis E, Anderson SK, Twohy EL, Carrero XW, Dixon JG, Tran DD, Jeyapalan SA, Anderson DM, Kaufmann TJ, Feathers RW, Giannini C, Buckner JC, Anastasiadis PZ, Schiff D. A phase 1 and randomized, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial of bevacizumab plus dasatinib in patients with recurrent glioblastoma: Alliance/North Central Cancer Treatment Group N0872. Cancer. 2019 Nov 1;125(21):3790-3800. Epub 2019 Jul 10. PMID: 31290996
  • Mezzanotte-Sharpe J, ONeill A, Mayer IA, Arteaga CL, Yang XJ, Wagner LI, Cella D, Meropol NJ, Alpaugh RK, Saphner TJ, Swaney RE, Hoelzer KL, Gradishar WJ, Abramson VG, Sundaram PK, Jilani SZ, Perez EA, Lin NU, Jahanzeb M, Wolff AC, Sledge GW, Reid SA. A randomized phase III double-blind placebo-controlled trial of first line chemotherapy and trastuzumab with or without bevacizumab for patients with HER2/neu-positive metastatic breast cancer: a trial of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (E1105). Research square. 2024 Apr 29. PMID: 38746356
  • Marur S, Li S, Cmelak AJ, Gillison ML, Zhao WJ, Ferris RL, Westra WH, Gilbert J, Bauman JE, Wagner LI, Trevarthen DR, Balkrishna J, Murphy BA, Agrawal N, Colevas AD, Chung CH, Burtness B. E1308: Phase II Trial of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Reduced-Dose Radiation and Weekly Cetuximab in Patients With HPV-Associated Resectable Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx- ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2017 Feb 10;35(5):490-497. Epub 2016 Dec 28. PMID: 28029303
  • Goss PE, Ingle JN, Pritchard KI, Robert NJ, Muss H, Gralow J, Gelmon K, Whelan T, Strasser-Weippl K, Rubin S, Sturtz K, Wolff AC, Winer E, Hudis C, Stopeck A, Beck JT, Kaur JS, Whelan K, Tu D, Parulekar WR. Extending Aromatase-Inhibitor Adjuvant Therapy to 10 Years. The New England journal of medicine. 2016 Jul 21;375(3):209-19. Epub 2016 Jun 5. PMID: 27264120
  • Bhatia AK, Lee JW, Pinto HA, Jacobs CD, Limburg PJ, Rubin P, Arusell RM, Dunphy EP, Khandekar JD, Reiner SA, Baez-Diaz L, Celano P, Li S, Li Y, Burtness BA, Adams GL, Pandya KJ. Double-blind, randomized phase 3 trial of low-dose 13-cis retinoic acid in the prevention of second primaries in head and neck cancer: Long-term follow-up of a trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (C0590). Cancer. 2017 Dec 1;123(23):4653-4662. Epub 2017 Aug 7. PMID: 28786105
  • Lonial S, Jacobus S, Fonseca R, Weiss M, Kumar S, Orlowski RZ, Kaufman JL, Yacoub AM, Buadi FK, O'Brien T, Matous JV, Anderson DM, Emmons RV, Mahindra A, Wagner LI, Dhodapkar MV, Rajkumar SV. Randomized Trial of Lenalidomide Versus Observation in Smoldering Multiple Myeloma. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2020 Apr 10;38(11):1126-1137. Epub 2019 Oct 25. PMID: 31652094