Launched in 2007 as a pilot program comprised of 16 community hospitals, the NCCCP added 14 additional sites to the network in 2010.
With a major focus on reducing cancer healthcare disparities, the 21 NCCCP community hospitals will continue efforts to enhance patient access to the latest, evidence-based cancer care, improve the overall quality of care, and expand research opportunities across the cancer continuum.
The NCCCP award is another validation of the tremendous success of Christiana Care's cancer program to date and it underscores the Helen F.
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In addition, all NCCCP sites are working to expand their linkages with the NCI-designated cancer centers and their associated investigators, resulting in additional research opportunities.
If NCCCP continues beyond the pilot phase, a subset of these data could be collected on an ongoing basis to support management of the NCCCP and provide useful information for program improvement and future research on the impact of finance, organization, and delivery changes on cancer care and research.
As in the NCCCP example, qualitative data provide unique, complementary insights such as promising strategies, practices, and tools that help accelerate and sustain progress toward NCCCP goals and the impact of the NCCCP on providers and patients.
A successful pilot will lead to the nationwide launch of the NCCCP
The NCCCP pilot 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.
NCCCP pilot sites will study how community hospitals nationwide could most effectively develop and implement a national database of voluntarily provided electronic medical records accessible to cancer researchers.
The continued funding of the NCCCP demonstrates the success that this network has brought to patients in their community cancer centers," says Nicholas J.
Expanding the NCCCP network will provide access to more patients in community cancer centers to support basic, translational, clinical and population-based research toward effective new prevention strategies and treatments for cancer patients.