Community Clinical Oncology Program
Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation
601 S. Rancho Dr., C-26
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Email Address: s.Yates@sncrf.org
The Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation (NCRF) is a non-profit research organization and Community Clinical Oncology Program designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI established the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) in 1983. Through the CCOP, community physician’s work with scientists conducting National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials. The program helps in the transfer of the latest research findings to the community level, it increases the number of patients and physicians who can participate in clinical trials operated at major research centers, and it allows scientists to conduct large-scale prevention and control studies.
Nevada Cancer Research Foundation CCOP offers children’s clinical trials, and cancer treatment and pharmaceutical trials. The Children’s Onocology Group (COG) is made up of four pediatric cancer research groups including the Children’s Cancer Group (CCG), the Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group (IRSG), the National Wilm’s Tumor Study Group (NWTSG) and the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG). The COG’s main purpose is to conduct clinical research to find new therapies for children with cancer. More than 100,000 children have been treated through research studies by the four groups. The goal of the Pharmaceutical Department at NCRF is to expand the options for cancer patients. The research team works with the patients’ physician to coordinates the patients’ treatment and care.
The Nevada Cancer Research works with the NCI Cancer Treatment Trial Program which is designed to give Nevada residents the opportunity to participate in National Clinical Trials sponsored by NCI. At any given time, there are over 100 trials available for all types of cancer.
The Southern Nevada Cancer Research Foundation is made up of approximately 50 oncologists practicing throughout the state of Nevada , as well as hospitals, doctors, and health professionals with a common goal – to improve the care of cancer patients in the state of Nevada . The Foundation works with University Medical Center, Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Renown Regional Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, Carson Tahoe Regional Healthcare, Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and VA Southern Nevada Healthcare Systems.
NCRF has numerous participating national cancer groups including: Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Chicago, Illinois; Children’s Oncology Group (COG), Gainsville, Florida ; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; National Surgical Adjuvant Bowel and Breast Project (NSABP) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) San Antonio, Texas; and the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) — a service of the NCI.