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
There’s a beast that lives amongst us, stealing our quality of life, stealing our dreams, stealing our futures. It may shock you to learn that almost 18 million people in the U.S. have cancer at any given time. Does that scare you? Because it does me.
Naysayers may say this dragon can’t be tamed, but you have the strength and fortitude to jump in the fray. Man, I can’t tell you how people fighting cancer need that support. But even more than being an ally, you are the magic that allows Western States Cancer Research NCORP to offer clinical trials to cancer patients in their own communities….
Making A Difference Since 1983
Dr. Nicholas DiBella
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.