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Capacity for Cancer Care Delivery Research in National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program Community Practices: Availability of Radiology and Primary Care Research Partners.

  • Carlos, Ruth C1
  • Sicks, JoRean D2
  • Chang, George J3
  • Lyss, Alan P4
  • Stewart, Teresa L5
  • Sung, Lillian6
  • Weaver, Kathryn E7
  • 1 Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan; ECOG-ACRIN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Electronic address: [email protected]
  • 2 ECOG-ACRIN Biostatistics and Data Management Center, Brown University Center for Statistical Sciences, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • 3 University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Network, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 4 Heartland Cancer Research NCORP, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri.
  • 5 University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico; New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, Albuquerque, New Mexico. , (Mexico)
  • 6 Division of Haematology/Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 7 Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Published Article
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Publication Date
Oct 18, 2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.08.029
PMID: 29055605


Research relationships exist between the majority of community oncology sites and affiliated radiology practices. Research relationships with affiliated primary care practices lagged. NCORP as a whole has the opportunity to encourage continued and expanded engagement where relationships exist. Where no relationship exists, the NCORP can encourage recruitment, particularly of primary care practices as partners.

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