|NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCCCP)|
St. Francis Cancer Treatment Center was selected to be a part of the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) in 2014. NCORP is a national network of investigators, cancer care providers, academic institutions, and other organizations that provide care to diverse populations in community-based healthcare systems across the United States.
NCORP will design and conduct trials to improve cancer prevention, cancer control, screening, and post-treatment management. The new program will have an emphasis on cancer care delivery research, focusing on diverse and multi-level factors (e.g., social, financing systems, process, technology, and others) that affect access to and quality of care in the community.
Only 34 community cancer centers in the nation were granted NCORP funding, and CHI Health is the only healthcare network in Nebraska that provides this community-based research infrastructure.
NCORP replaces two previous NCI community-based clinical research programs, including the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP), which funded research-based cancer care in several CHI markets. The new program builds on the strengths of the previous programs and aims to better address the most pressing issues affecting the conduct and delivery of care in communities across the nation.
The overall goal of NCORP is to bring cancer clinical trials (cancer control, prevention, screening, treatment, and imaging), as well as cancer care delivery research (CCDR), to individuals in their own communities.
NCORP replaces the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, which we had been a part of since its launch in 2007.