NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP)
caBIG« is partnering with 30 NCI Community Cancer Centers to bring quality cancer care to traditionally underserved patients by leveraging advanced information technology.
The NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) is a four-year pilot program that uses a national network of community cancer centers to expand cancer research and deliver the latest, most advanced cancer care to a greater number of Americans in their home communities. To help achieve these goals, many NCCCP sites are adopting caBIG« infrastructure and standards and utilizing caBIG« tools to share specimens, research data, and clinical outcomes.
All thirty participating NCCCP sites will be linked to caGrid—a national network for sharing research data and clinical outcomes—with the goal of expanding the amount of data that can be analyzed to fuel discovery. Many NCCCP sites have also started to adopt caBIG« clinical trials tools and data are being shared with the clinical research community through tools such as caTissue.
These data will provide cancer researchers with greater opportunities to understand the underlying molecular basis for cancer-speeding discovery of new diagnostics and treatments for cancer that ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes.
Additionally, NCCCP sites will also participate in the caBIG«-ASCO cancer electronic health records initiative, a collaboration to design an oncology-enhanced EHR that will utilize caBIG« standards for interoperability. Click here to read more about this program.