The Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group supports clinical oncology trials in cancer prevention and control in community settings. The group also supports investigator-initiated research projects in supportive, palliative and end-of-life care, and coordinates clinical oncology research projects with other NCI programs to be done in the community setting.
NCI Community Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
The group administers the NCI Community Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP), a national network of cancer care investigators, providers, academia, and other organizations that provide care for diverse populations in healthcare systems. The program brings cancer clinical trials and cancer control and delivery studies 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.
Supportive Care and Symptom Management
The group supports investigator-initiated supportive care and symptom management research. This research includes studies to prevent or treat the acute and chronic symptoms and morbidities related to cancer and its treatment, as well as to examine the effects of cancer and its treatment on quality of life and psychosocial issues, and treatment strategies at the end of life. Projects can range from caregiver issues to geriatrics, physical functioning to cognitive dysfunction.