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A Research Network of the Division of Cancer Prevention

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 Information on the CCOP website pages is no longer being updated.

NCI Community Oncology Research Program Approved

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:

  • Research Bases: Research Bases will be National Clinical Trials Network groups or cancer centers that design, develop, and conduct cancer prevention and control trials, and cancer care delivery research.
  • Community Sites: NCORP sites will be single-community organizations or consortiums of community hospitals and private-practices that can enroll at least 80 people onto NCI studies each year. These sites must also have the capacity to support cancer-care delivery research.
  • Minority/Underserved Sites: These NCORP sites must have at least 30% of their cancer patients and accrual from racial/ethnic minority or other underserved populations. They must also have the potential to contribute data on disparities outcomes and care.

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.