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CCOP - Community Clinical Oncology Program

The Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Network has been replaced with the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Information on the CCOP website pages is no longer being updated.

Metro-Minnesota CCOP

The Metro-Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology (MMCCOP) was established in 1979 through an NCI-funded Community Hospital Cancer Program (CHCP) Award. This same consortium of seven community hospitals in Minneapolis received one of the initial Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) grant awards from the NCI in 1983, and has received subsequent CCOP grants since that time.

The MMCCOP consortium represents 19 hospitals and clinics in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding suburbs and communities south and west of the area, with a common approach and established mechanisms for identifying, enrolling and following participants on NCI-sponsored treatment, cancer prevention and cancer control protocols. MMCCOP links community cancer specialists, primary care physicians and other health care professionals to cancer clinical trials. There are over 140 Investigators, representing medical, radiation and surgical oncology including neuro-surgery, thoracic surgery and gynecologic oncology, urology, and ENT. Combined, the consortium members see approximately 16,000 new analytic cancer patients per year. On average, over 200 patients per year are enrolled in NCI Cooperative Group treatment trials, and an average of 300 patients per year participate in cancer prevention and symptom management studies.

MMCCOP provides the community with the most recent advances in cancer prevention, treatment and symptom management through multiple NCI Cooperative Group Research Base affiliations including CTSU, ECOG, NCCTG, GOG, M. D. Anderson, NSABP, RTOG, URCC and CCCWFU. All member sites are affiliated with the Institutional Review Board for the Community Oncology Programs, administered by Park Nicollet Institute, which facilitates centralized review and oversight of all studies conducted by the MMCCOP consortium.

Catchment area

  • Abbott-Northwestern Hospital (ANW), Minneapolis, MN
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
    Burnsville, MN
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital (FSD)
    Edina, MN
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Hutchinson Community Hospital, Hutchinson, MN
  • Lakeview Hospital
    Stillwater, MN
  • Mercy Hospital
    Coon Rapids, MN
  • Park Nicollet Health Services (PNHS)
    St. Louis Park, MN
  • North Memorial Health Care (NMHC)
    Robbinsdale, MN
  • Regions Hospital and Riverside Clinic
    St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN
  • Rice Memorial Hospital
    Willmar, MN
  • Ridgeview Medical Center
    Waconia, MN
  • St. Francis Regional Medical Center
    Shakopee, MN
  • St. John's Hospital
    Maplewood, MN
  • United Hospital
    St. Paul, MN
  • Unity Hospital
    Fridley, MN
  • Minnesota Oncology Hematology, PA
    Maplewood and Woodbury, MN


Metro-Minnesota Community Clinical Oncology

  • Principal Investigator
    Joesph Leach, MD
  • 3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    Phone: (952) 993-1516
    Fax: (952) 993-1550
  • Administrator
    Tamara O'Black

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