Western States Cancer Research NCORP

The Vision

To keep hope and promise alive by the progress that we help make through community oncology research.

The Mission

To provide the people of Colorado, southern Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Washington state, and Alaska the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the medical research conducted through cancer clinical trials.

The Purpose

To serve as an NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to enable the people in our local community to participate in cancer prevention, cancer control, and cancer treatment research through local physicians, community hospitals and clinics.

About WSCR

Western States Cancer Research NCORP (WSCR_NCORP), formerly Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP), began in 1983 as Colorado’s first and only regional and community research organization, an affiliate of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Since then, our work has resulted in numerous discoveries and breakthroughs that have resulted in a level of rapid progress in cancer control that was never before thought possible. We continue to be a key player in the development and implementation of cutting edge clinical trials as well as innovative treatment protocols that offer patients an entirely new spectrum of options and REAL hope for extending and saving lives. Cancers that were previously a certain death sentence upon diagnosis are now treatable and even survivable. Our work in the field of genomic research has helped to create innovative new approaches and expanded cancer prevention options for those who may have a genetic predisposition for a certain type of cancer, as well as improving symptom control for those who are on a successful track to healing. We partner with hospitals, community clinics and physicians/oncologists throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Washington state, and Alaska so that patients have local access in their own communities to cutting edge cancer treatment, symptom control and prevention, rather than having to travel long distances, as they once did---often out of state, to receive such treatments that have the potential of extending and saving their lives.