Since May 2006, administrative clinical services support has been provided to NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP). The program was initiated as a pilot to explore methods and structures to bring state-of-the-art oncology care and early-phase translational science to the community hospital?based cancer center setting, utilizing linkages with other NCI-sponsored research programs, as well as with local, state, and federal agencies, and private sector?sponsored research activities. The NCCCP pilot is examining a concept that would expand the capacity and accessibility of prevention, treatment, and follow-up care beyond the NCI-designated Cancer Centers to more community-based locations. SAIC-F coordinated the procurement process and awarded ten research subcontracts to organizations with community hospital?based cancer programs that serve a range of geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups across the country. The ten organizations represent eight free-standing community hospitals and two health care systems that include an additional six hospitals. SAIC-F staff continues to manage the ten research subcontracts (totaling approximately $15M for the 3-year period of performance) and to coordinate all activities related to the pilot project. Those activities include: (1) providing central communication support to all pilot site representatives;and (2) assisting the NCI to define what will be necessary to build a national network of community cancer centers that are fully engaged with the research community and that provide the latest evidence-based, multidisciplinary care and treatment to patients of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic standings in their home communities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research and Development Contracts (N01)
Project #
261200800001E-52-0-38
Application #
8654776
Study Section
Project Start
2008-09-26
Project End
2018-09-25
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$3,376,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Saic-Frederick, Inc.
Department
Type
DUNS #
159990456
City
Frederick
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21702