A Message from our CEO/Executive Director

September 2021

It’s so amazing how quickly summer seemed to fly by.

June 2021

How did it get to be June so quickly?

April 2021

May 7th we are excited to host our Ribbons and Roses fundraiser at the Lamar Street Center.

February 2021

The Dalai Lama once said “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

December 2020

We couldn’t do this important work without you – thank you very much! 

June 2020

WSCR-NCORP is putting compassion first with the creation of our Implicit Bias in Healthcare steering committee.

May 2020

Striving to open studies during these challenging times in order to meet the needs of our patients.

March 2020

WSCR-NCORP continues to monitor COVID-19 in order to ensure the safety of our staff and study participants.

March 2021

Dear Friends,

My Irish family has a saying that didn’t mean much to me when I was young: “There is no luck except where there is discipline.” Throughout my career, those words have taken on new layers of meaning.

Over the past year, our organization, like our country, has had to make many changes in order to adapt to our circumstances. Most of our decisions were intentional and some were serendipitous, but the choice to see them through has involved discipline. I am extremely proud of and grateful for the team we have put together, our supportive Board of Trustees and the medical professionals we work with to bring cancer clinical trials to patients in their own communities.

Last year before the pandemic broke and COVID wasn’t yet part of our lexicon, our leadership team created a work environment that allowed our staff to work from home if their life circumstances warranted it. Little did we know all of our lives would dictate working remotely! On March 13th, 2020, we went everyone home with all their office supplies, thinking we would be back together in the near future. Little did we know…

Discipline has kept us safe and allowed us to retain a sense of camaraderie despite being dispersed. We still do our work with commitment and compassion, and we stay connected because of intentionality and our care for one another. Making it through 2020 with grace was not possible because of luck or happenstance, it was possible because of discipline.

Sláinte (good health to you),

Lisa A. Switzer, M.A.
CEO/Executive Director

Scroll to top