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

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.

March 2021

“There is no luck except where there is discipline.”

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.

September 2021

Hello everyone, it’s so amazing how quickly summer seemed to fly by. I always find the transition from summer to autumn to be bittersweet. The earth is slowly going to sleep, the days are getting shorter and it’s time to harvest what we sowed months ago.

Speaking of harvesting, as I mentioned in my last message, we’ve been hard at work on our strategic planning process. It is now time for us to put it into action. In the coming months, you’ll hear more about what that looks like.

The coming months also bring us into the season of giving. As a 501C3 stand alone, not-for-profit, our NCORP relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors. We also depend on the success of our events.  By the time of this publication, we will have held our Ribbons and Roses event in May and our Drive for the Cure golf tournament in August. Rock with the Docs is just around the corner on September 17th.  So many wonderful people participate in these events and bring joy to our staff and Board of Trustees, as well as to each other. Being together in person never felt so good!

While December seems far away, it will be here before we know it.  Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 7th this year, and we hope you will support us by making a gift through the Colorado Gives Day website.  It’s very easy to do, and you will receive an acknowledgement for tax purposes from both the Community First Foundation (who sponsors the day) and from us.  Our page is up and running, thanks to Laura Gabbay, our Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer, and Cynthia Besselievre, our HR and Finance Manager.  Check it out at https://www.coloradogives.org/westernstatesncorp/overview.

In the meantime, enjoy the autumn weather and be well.

Kind regards,

Lisa A. Switzer, M.A.
CEO/Executive Director
Pronouns:
She/Her/Hers

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