National Cancer Institute Home
a young health care provider standing next to an elderly sick woman

Why is Community-based Cancer Research Important?

Being able to join research studies in a person’s own community allows them to stay close to family, friends, support systems and their local physicians and health organizations, where high quality clinical studies are resulting in better care. Read more about us.


DNA polymerase I. An enzyme that participates in the DNA replication

Research Areas in NCORP

NCORP designs and conducts cancer prevention, control, screening, and post-treatment surveillance trials; conducts cancer care delivery research, including comparative effectiveness research; and integrates disparities research questions into clinical trials and cancer care delivery research. Find out more about our research areas.

An informed consent for being signed

Taking Part in NCORP Studies

NCORP clinical trials and research studies are underway at sites throughout the country. NCORP brings researchers together with community based physicians to conduct high quality clinical studies for cancer patients and for people at risk of cancer in local settings, where most patients receive their care. Learn more about participating.