“I know clinical trials will help cancer patients in the future and I’m proof: one of the trials drugs my father-in-law was on is now considered standard treatment for CLL and was included in my treatment. My participation in this trial was very important to me because I feel it will help others who have CLL and hopefully help us one day find a cure.” ~Ed Brandon~
Clinical Research In Your Community
Western States Cancer Research NCORP (WSCR-NCORP) (formerly Colorado Cancer Research Program) is a nonprofit, National Cancer Institute (NCI) affiliated Cancer Clinical Trial Research Organization, whose primary aim is to make cancer clinical trials and research studies available to physicians and patients in their own communities. Founded in 1983, WSCR-NCORP partners with physicians, hospitals, and health care systems to disseminate research focused on improving the lives of cancer patients through treatment, prevention, symptom control and cancer care delivery research.
A Message from our CEO/Executive Director
Dear Friends of Western States Cancer Research NCORP,
As an NCORP, (The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) we are an affiliate of the NCI. The NCORP is a national NCI-supported network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their communities.
Being an NCORP allows us to offer unique opportunities to not only bring clinical trials in community settings but also to conduct care delivery research (CCDR) where the majority of cancer patients receive their treatment…
Making A Difference Since 1983
Dr. Nicholas DiBella, M.D.
WSCR-NCORP is very fortunate to have Dr. DiBella serving in the role of our Principal Investigator. He has many years of experience in his field and has always been very committed to cancer research. Additionally, he is widely known and well-respected in the local oncology community.
Board certified in medical oncology and hematology, Dr. DiBella studied at University of Southern California School of Medicine and did his hematology oncology fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He was Director of Hematology Oncology Service at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, CO from 1971-1984 and is co-founder of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers. He is past president of the Colorado Division American Cancer Society and of US Oncology. He was Chair of Board for CCRP (now WSCR-NCORP) for many years and also Chair of Hematology Research at US Oncology.