FIGURE 4 2013 site map for the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). Circles represent NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) sites; squares represent Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) sites, and triangles represent minority-based CCOP sites. The darker shaded states are those that have NCCCP sites.
SOURCE: McCaskill-Stevens presentation (February 12, 2013).

but also research on cancer disparities and cancer care delivery (NCI, 2012). McCaskill-Stevens noted that NCORP representatives serve on CTAC. The integral components of NCORP are the community-based oncology practices. These practices have a variety of research capacities linked to the NCTN and are provided with the support needed to participate in a collaborative research network (see Figure 4).

McCaskill-Stevens said that NCORP is a public–private partnership with a commitment to co-investment. Eligibility for NCORP community sites is based on the capacity to participate in cancer research, including

• clinical research experience (clinical trial accrual);

• cancer care delivery research infrastructure;

• available study populations; and

• senior leadership/organizational support.

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