On June 24, 2013, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Board of Scientific Advisors approved the creation of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). NCORP will bring state-of-the art cancer prevention, control, treatment and imaging clinical trials, cancer care delivery research, and disparities studies to individuals in their own communities.
This new program expands upon the success of the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Network (including its Minority-Based CCOPs), adding elements of the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), and creating a network for cancer care delivery research. Both the CCOP Network and NCCCP are being replaced by this new program. The components of NCORP will include:
The proposed timeline for implementation of this new program includes releasing the Funding Opportunity Announcement in Fall of 2013 with review and awards made in 2014. The Division of Cancer Prevention is the home of NCORP, with critical elements conducted by the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, and the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.