CCOP Research Base
The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Research Base has been funded by the National Cancer Institute to serve as a research base for cancer center affiliates and for NCI funded Community Clinical Oncology Programs (CCOPs).
Through this program, community physicians can participate in NCI-supported treatment and cancer control/prevention trials. These trials test new approaches toward the treatment prevention and detection of cancer and its outcomes.
Our emphasis is on cancer control and symptom management studies, with a sub-emphasis on botanical and natural product studies. We are also expanding our cancer prevention research. 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.
In closing, I also want to offer my willingness to come to your community and provide a one hour overview of our protocols for your physicians and clinical research professionals. In addition, I have a one hour very informal talk that I enjoy giving to members of your institutional review board, emphasizing the importance of each and every member, particularly the community members who often question the value of the role they serve. If you would like to set up such a visit, please contact me by phone or e-mail.
Edward G. Shaw, MD
Professor and CCCWFU CCOP Research Base PI
Department of Radiation Oncology