Cancer Center of Kansas, Community Clinical Oncology Program of Wichita

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Heritage Plaza Medical Building
818 N. Emporia, #403
Wichita, Kansas 67214
Phone: 316.262.4467

The Cancer Center of Kansas Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Wichita is one of only 50 communities in the U.S. that has a Community Clinical Oncology Program sponsored and funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The CCOP Wichita has a staff of 20 clinical research associates and nurses and 40 participating physicians. This statewide program is active in seventeen affiliate sites in Kansas , and the CCOP is active in two component hospitals, two oncology physician practices, and numerous family practice offices, internal medicine offices, and urology offices across the state.

The Wichita CCOP of considered one of the best community clinical oncology programs in the country bringing the benefits of unique and current cancer research to Kansas via research protocols with a number of centers and groups such as MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; the University of Rochester Cancer Center in Rochester, New York; the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; The Southwest Oncology Group in San Antonio, Texas; the Children’s Oncology Group in Acadia, California, and the North Central Cancer Treatment Group in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Wichita CCOP has a long list of accomplishments from clinical trials and grants to site selection for a number of studies and trials. Just a few highlights are: The Wichita CCOP was selected as a clinical site for the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) in 1993; The Wichita CCOP was one of 119 clinical centers and one of only 17 individual CCOPs selected as a clinical center for the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT); In November 1998, the Wichita CCOP was one of 193 clinical centers selected to participate in the second-line study to the BCPT; the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR); In March 2000, the Wichita CCOP was again selected as one of 428 sites to participate in the second national prostate cancer prevention trial, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), and from June 1, 2001 through May 31, 2002, a total of 435 patients were placed on treatment protocols and 732 patients were entered on cancer control protocols.

CCOP Wichita has several satellite clinics throughout Kansas, including the main clinic at Heritage Plaza Medical Building, the Medical Arts Tower at 3243 East Murdock, Suite 300, Wichita, KS 67208, 316.262.4467, and satellite clinics in Chanute, Dodge City, El Dorado, Radiation Oncology, Independence, Kingman, Liberal, Parsons, Pratt, Newton, Salina, Wellington, and Winfield.