NCORP Structure

NCORP consists of three major components: Research Bases, Community Sites, and Minority/Underserved Community Sites.

Research Bases

Research Bases are hubs that design and conduct the NCORP multi-center cancer prevention, control, screening and post-treatment surveillance clinical trials and cancer care delivery research (CCDR) studies.

  • Research Bases consist of researchers with comprehensive expertise in cancer clinical trials.
  • Research Bases provide the established infrastructure including: administration, data management, scientific and statistical leadership, study operational processes and personnel, and regulatory compliance for clinical trials and cancer care delivery research.

Community Sites

Community Sites are consortia of community hospitals and/or oncology practices, and integrated healthcare systems. Sites accrue participants to cancer prevention, control, screening and post-treatment surveillance clinical trials conducted by NCORP and to NCI's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) treatment, imaging and quality of life trials. NCORP’s CCDR and comparative effectiveness research studies may include patients, providers and their health organizations.

Minority/Underserved Community Sites

Minority/Underserved Community Sites are similar to Community Sites, but with patient populations comprised of at least 30% racial/ethnic minorities or rural residents. Minority/Underserved Community Sites are consortia of community hospitals and/or oncology practices, and integrated healthcare systems. Sites accrue participants to cancer prevention, control, screening and post-treatment surveillance clinical trials conducted by NCORP and to NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) treatment, imaging and quality of life trials. NCORP’s CCDR and comparative effectiveness research studies may include patients, providers and their health organizations.