A new video from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) highlights the research efforts of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) in implementing cancer clinical trials and other research studies across the country.
In the video, “Cancer Clinical Trials in Your Community: NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)”, several communities ranging in size and geographic coverage are characterized by NCORP principal investigators. Many of the images show their patients, physicians, and staff.
“The video embodies the voice and vision of the NCORP and the communities they serve,” said NCORP Director, Worta McCaskill-Stevens, MD, MS.
The researchers note that the NCORP makes it easier for people from diverse settings to enroll in cancer clinical trials. The national network of more than 9,000 doctors, nurses and research staff at over 1,000 sites throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam works to improve cancer care for everyone.
NCORP principal investigators who shared their perspectives on the importance of the national program in relation to local research networks are:
- Philip J. Stella, MD, Michigan Cancer Research Consortium NCORP;
- Michael A. Thompson, MD, Aurora NCORP;
- Anne-Marie R. Langevin, MD, South Texas Pediatric Minority Underserved NCORP;
- Vincent P. Vinciguerra, MD, Northwell Health NCORP;
- Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MD, Baptist Memorial Health Care/Mid South Minority Underserved NCORP;
- Augusto C. Ochoa, MD, Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP;
- Jennifer M. Suga, MD, Kaiser Permanente NCORP;
- Luis Baez-Diaz, MD, Puerto Rico Minority Underserved NCORP;
- Jeffrey K. Giguere, MD, NCORP of the Carolinas (Greenville Health System NCORP); and
- Daniel M. Anderson, MD, Metro Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium.