NorthShore University Health System has over 25 years of successful participation as an NCI-designated CCOP. Over these years we have, in addition to accruing patients, held leadership positions in our research bases, directed national cooperative group studies and brought to the cooperative groups our experience and expertise in many areas such as quality-of-life research, cancer survivorship, thoracic and breast oncology, neuro-oncology and cancer genetics. NorthShore University HealthSystem has the only tertiary care oncology program in our area (population >1.2 million) with consistent participation in NCI-approved cancer treatment, prevention and control studies. We are the major supplier of oncologic healthcare in our area, and a major force for health education and promotion.
The specific aims of this renewal proposal are: 1. To continue to offer the populations of the North suburbs of Chicago state-of-the-art clinical research trials covering cancer treatment, control, and prevention. 2. To continue to extend our efforts into Lake County, Illinois (population 713,000), not served by any medical institution with consistent participation in NIH-approved clinical trials in oncology. 3. To disseminate within our catchment area state-of-the-art clinical practice in oncology as an outgrowth of our participation in the CCOP programs. 4. To bring to our national research bases expertise and proposals based on the ongoing research programs and clinical strengths of NorthShore University HealthSystem, and reflecting the needs of our community. 5. To expand our cancer treatment, prevention and control efforts to underserved and minority populations. 6. To continue our leadership positions in our established national research bases and to offer leadership in our new research base.

Public Health Relevance

The treatment of cancer has advanced over the past 20 years requiring more specialized treatments that often are developed through clinical trials. The NorthShore University HealthSystem CCOP participates in the development of these clinical trials and makes them available in the community which it serves.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
3U10CA035199-30S1
Application #
8850938
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-SRLB-B (J1))
Program Officer
Dimond, Eileen
Project Start
1983-09-01
Project End
2014-07-31
Budget Start
2013-06-13
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
30
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$61,355
Indirect Cost
$22,025
Name
Northshore University Healthsystem
Department
Type
DUNS #
069490621
City
Evanston
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60201