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Outcomes Research Branch
Cancer Control and Population Sciences


Cancer Care Outcomes Research & Surveillance Consortium

The NCI, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is supporting a research consortium of eight grantees to measure the quality of cancer care in the United States. This project, entitled "Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium" (CanCORS), supports prospective cohort studies on approximately 10,000 patients with newly diagnosed lung or colorectal cancers recruited in geographically diverse populations and health care systems.

The project addresses how characteristics of patients, providers, and care delivery systems affect the cancer management and treatment services that patients receive, as well as the relationship between cancer-related clinical practices and outcomes. Seven of the sites are supported by NCI grants funded through a cooperative agreement with ARP. The VA funds the eighth site.

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01 Oct 2008
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