Western States Cancer Research

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 available to patients, physicians, and communities in our region.

A Message from our CEO/Executive Director

Oct 2023

Western States Cancer Research NCORP has been selected to participate in a special $1,000 match program for this year’s Colorado Gives Day!

July 2023

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King

April 2023

At WSCR-NCORP, we continue to grow and expand like a garden…

September 2021

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

June 2021

How did it get to be June so quickly?

Dear Friends,

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.

Can you believe that only 3-5% of cancer patients enroll in clinical research trials? We can sense you shaking your head in disbelief that over 17 million people don’t have a full arsenal to win their battles. It might make you a little sad to hear the reasons for this:

      • Our society is full of clinical trial misinformation, especially because of healthcare inequity in racially diverse and/or remote communities
      • Poor dissemination of information including active studies available and benefits to racially diverse participants
      • General health inequities related to underserved and rural communities

So, we’ve thrown the gauntlet, and you’re our ride or die. Maybe you’ve heard this quote from Noela N. Evans,

“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth.
Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

As it turns out, you are our gift. Together we will tame the dragon so that every cancer patient can ring the bell of victory.

Say, “Yes, I will tame the dragon!” by making a donation to Western States Cancer Research NCORP on December 5th for Colorado Gives Day. Your support will be matched up to $1000, which means more help for more people.

Lisa Switzer, M.A.
CEO/Executive Director

P.S. Have we told you yet that you’re our hero? And you don’t even wear armor!

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