NCORP Research Base
The Wake Forest NCORP (NCI
Community Oncology Research Program) Research Base has been funded by the
National Cancer Institute to serve as a research base for cancer center
affiliates and for NCI funded NCORP Community Sites.
Through this program, community
physicians can participate in NCI-supported treatment and cancer
control/prevention trials. These trials test new approaches toward cancer care
delivery and the treatment, prevention and detection of cancer related symptom
management and its outcomes.
Our goal is to conduct practice
changing cancer prevention/control research that will improve patient
outcomes. Our studies are designed to be “user friendly.” Almost without
exception, we will provide drug at no cost to the patient, and will minimize
follow-up limiting it to that which is relevant to the study.
Each of our studies is associated
with a full 1.0 credit from the National Cancer Institute’s Department of
Cancer Prevention’s Community Oncology Branch. Our accrual year runs from
March 1st through the following February 28th.