National Cancer Institute
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Link to 2009 Biospecimen Research Network Symposium page The NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) is a three-year pilot program to test the concept of a national network of community cancer centers to expand cancer research and deliver the latest, most advanced cancer care to a greater number of Americans in the communities in which they live.

The pilot program is designed to encourage the collaboration of private-practice medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, with close links to NCI research and to the network of 63 NCI-designated Cancer Centers principally based at large research universities.

The NCCCP seeks to:

  • Bring more Americans into a system of high-quality cancer care
  • Increase participation in clinical trials
  • Reduce cancer healthcare disparities
  • Improve information sharing among community cancer centers
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