NCORP structure SCOR

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.