This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from institutions/organizations to participate as "Minority/Underserved Community Sites" for the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).
NCORP is a community-based research
Designs and conducts clinical trials and other human subject studies for adults and children in cancer control, prevention, screening, and care delivery, as well as quality-of-life studies embedded within treatment trials; Incorporates the needs of diverse populations such as, adolescents and young adults (AYAs), and the elderly; racial and ethnic minorities; sexual and gender minorities; and rural residents into studies and takes steps to enhance participation of these groups; Enhances patient and provider access to treatment and imaging trials conducted under the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN); Integrates cancer disparities research within the community network.
NCORP consists of three components each with its own FOA:
NCORP Research Bases; NCORP Community Sites; and NCORP Minority/Underserved Community Sites (covered by this FOA).
The NCORP Minority/Underserved Community Sites will accrue diverse patients/participants to NCI-approved, cancer control, prevention, and care delivery research studies designed by NCI's NCORP Research Bases as well as treatment trials within the National Clinical Trials Network Groups (NCTN).