WSCR-NCORP's Role in Cancer Research

Cancer research is a complex endeavor. Below is a list of organizations that play a role in bringing cancer clinical trials to the community.

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is a Cabinet-level department that oversees 11 agencies and over 300 programs with the mission of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and is the primary Federal Agency for conducting and supporting medical research. It is composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state across the U.S. and throughout the world.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.
The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their own communities. NCORP is comprised of 7 Research Bases and 46 Community Sites, 14 of which are designated as Minority/Underserved Community Sites.
The NCTN Network Groups are hubs for the network that design and spearhead the conduct of multi-center clinical trials and care delivery studies, and provide overall administration, data management, scientific and statistical leadership, operational and personnel, and regulatory compliance.
Western States Cancer Research NCORP is an NCORP Community Site —  a consortium of community hospitals and/or oncology practices or a community-based integrated healthcare system that accrues participants to  A) cancer prevention, control, and screening/post-treatment surveillance clinical trials designed and conducted by the NCORP Research Bases and B) cancer care delivery research where “participants” can be defined as patients, practitioners, and/or healthcare organizations.
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