NCORP is the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program. It is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery studies to people in their communities.
The NCORP network:
- designs and conducts cancer prevention, supportive care and symptom management, screening, and surveillance clinical trials;
- designs and supports health-related quality of life studies for patients on treatment trials;
- designs and conducts cancer care delivery research (CCDR) studies;
- participates in treatment and imaging clinical trials conducted by the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN); and
- integrates health disparities research questions into NCORP studies.
Other research areas include:
- natural history and mechanisms of cancer and its treatment-related symptoms and toxicities;
- post-treatment surveillance (such as tumor markers of recurrence, and optimal screening modalities);
- under- and over-diagnosis of cancer; and
- management of pre-cancerous lesions.