Metro Detroit area residents with cancer, and those throughout Michigan, have
access to federally-funded cancer research studies thanks to a grant awarded to
the Beaumont Cancer Institute. Beaumont is one of 34 community sites
participating in the National Cancer Institute's Community Oncology Research Program, also known as NCORP.
NCORP replaces two previous National Cancer Institute community-based
clinical research programs: the NCI Community Clinical Oncology Program (also
referred to as CCOP) and the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program. Beaumont's
Cancer Institute was a long-time participant in CCOP until the program was
discontinued on May 31. 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 the communities across the nation.