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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.

The Vision

To keep hope and promise alive by the progress that we help make through community oncology research.

The Mission

To provide the people of Colorado, Washington state, and Alaska the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the medical research conducted through cancer clinical trials.

The Purpose

To serve as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to enable the people in our local community to participate in cancer prevention, cancer control, and cancer treatment research through local physicians, community hospitals and clinics.

A Message from our CEO/Executive Director

Hello Friends and Warriors,

February is upon us, and (while it might be shocking to fathom) we stand at the doorstep of spring. As we move out of the darker time of the year, I often feel as if I’m holding my breath waiting for something wonderful. I ended 2023 with a message thanking you for your heart, and now I walk into the season of love with you on my mind again. The things that move me are gentle things – a smile, a light touch, the lilt of an Irish lullaby, people working together in harmony.

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Making A Difference Since 1983

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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.

Our Consortium Members

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