End of Year 2021
David and Goliath.
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.
David and Goliath.
It’s so amazing how quickly summer seemed to fly by.
“The dog days of summer”
How did it get to be June so quickly?
May 7th we are excited to host our Ribbons and Roses fundraiser at the Lamar Street Center.
“There is no luck except where there is discipline.”
The Dalai Lama once said “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
We couldn’t do this important work without you – thank you very much!
WSCR-NCORP is putting compassion first with the creation of our Implicit Bias in Healthcare steering committee.
Striving to open studies during these challenging times in order to meet the needs of our patients.
WSCR-NCORP continues to monitor COVID-19 in order to ensure the safety of our staff and study participants.
This is an ironic time of year. While the earth may be slowing down, we are ramping up. We have a very busy October and November planned. And of course, in December we will have our year-end appeal as well as Colorado Gives Day on December 7th.
This month we have Dr. David Gordon’s presentation on Cannabis and Cancer on October 11th and our inaugural Women’s Giving Circle event on October 21st. Additionally, I, along with my colleagues Terah Hardcastle and Gwen Newberry, will be presenting at the Colorado Rural Health Conference. On November 11th, we will host our annual training for our local and remote staff members. We are fortunate to have Drs. Nick DiBella and Ryan Weight giving presentations to our team.
On other fronts, we continue to accrue new patients and open new studies. We are pleased to have new physicians joining our work, including Dr. Patrick Eulitt of Rocky Mountain Cancer Center (RMCC) Mid-Town, Drs. Dario Pasalic and Patrick Richard of RMCC North and Dr. Ryan Weight of the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Institute. Each of them is passionate about research and compassionate about their patients. They believe, as we do, that patients should have every treatment option available to them when they receive a cancer diagnosis.
As we move into the season of gratitude, I wanted to let you all know about our Appreciation Wall. Our team can send a “Warm & Fuzzy” to any staff member who has gone above and beyond to lend a hand. It is lovely to read things people write out of their appreciation and the added bonus is that we can all see the shout-out. I continue to be proud of our professional family and the good work they do in bringing clinical trials into local communities. It may be years to come before we completely eradicate cancer, but in the meantime, we at WSCR-NCORP remain committed to being part of that process and to be walking the journey with those brave souls who have chosen to participate in research. We are grateful.
Be well and take good care,