The North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) was founded at a regional group but now has national membership. It is composed predominantly of community clinics that serve the needs of cancer patients within their regions by providing access to new and hopeful clinical research treatment approaches. The NCCTG serves the needs of the National Cancer Program by producing high quality research that will be most relevant to the community practice setting where the overwhelming majority of cancer patients are treated.
The specific aims of the NCCTG over the proposed grant period are the following: 1. To conduct meaningful and scientifically sound clinical cancer research protocols. 2. To set new standards of high quality in the conduct of clinical research trials and in this manner to optimize the validity of results. 3. To foster true multidisciplinary interaction in the planning, execution, and interpretation of clinical cancer research protocols. This interaction will involve medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, statisticians, nurses, data handlers, as well as other pertinent medical and surgical subspecialties and laboratory scientists. 4. To evaluate the applicability of new cancer treatment and cancer control approaches at the community level where most cancer patients in this country are managed. 5. To develop the most productive, complimentary and noncompetitive inter-action between community clinics, comprehensive cancer center, and national cooperative groups. 6. To expand our research horizons beyond definitive care of the cancer itself by exploring areas of cancer control including cancer detection and screening, symptomatic management, and nutritional support.
|Chumsri, Saranya; Sperinde, Jeff; Liu, Heshan et al. (2018) High p95HER2/HER2 Ratio Associated With Poor Outcome in Trastuzumab-Treated HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer NCCTG N0337 and NCCTG 98-32-52 (Alliance). Clin Cancer Res 24:3053-3058|
|Barton, Debra L; Sloan, Jeff A; Shuster, Lynne T et al. (2018) Evaluating the efficacy of vaginal dehydroepiandosterone for vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal cancer survivors: NCCTG N10C1 (Alliance). Support Care Cancer 26:643-650|
|McCleary, Nadine J; Hubbard, Joleen; Mahoney, Michelle R et al. (2018) Challenges of conducting a prospective clinical trial for older patients: Lessons learned from NCCTG N0949 (alliance). J Geriatr Oncol 9:24-31|
|Feliciano, Josephine L; Le-Rademacher, Jennifer G; Gajra, Ajeet et al. (2018) Do older patients with non-small cell lung cancer also benefit from first-line platinum-based doublet chemotherapy? Observations from a pooled analysis of 730 prospectively-treated patients (Alliance Study A151622). J Geriatr Oncol 9:501-506|
|Schiff, David; Jaeckle, Kurt A; Anderson, S Keith et al. (2018) Phase 1/2 trial of temsirolimus and sorafenib in the treatment of patients with recurrent glioblastoma: North Central Cancer Treatment Group Study/Alliance N0572. Cancer 124:1455-1463|
|McWilliams, Robert R; Allred, Jacob B; Slostad, Jessica A et al. (2018) NCCTG N0879 (Alliance): A randomized phase 2 cooperative group trial of carboplatin, paclitaxel, and bevacizumab?±?everolimus for metastatic melanoma. Cancer 124:537-545|
|Sparano, Joseph A; Gray, Robert; Oktay, Maja H et al. (2017) A metastasis biomarker (MetaSite Breast™ Score) is associated with distant recurrence in hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative early-stage breast cancer. NPJ Breast Cancer 3:42|
|Partridge, Ann H; Sepucha, Karen; O'Neill, Anne et al. (2017) Does biomarker information impact breast cancer patients' preferences and physician recommendation for adjuvant chemotherapy? Breast Cancer Res Treat 165:545-553|
|Miyoshi, Jinsei; Toden, Shusuke; Yoshida, Kazuhiro et al. (2017) MiR-139-5p as a novel serum biomarker for recurrence and metastasis in colorectal cancer. Sci Rep 7:43393|
|McWilliams, Robert R; Foster, Nathan R; Mahoney, Michelle R et al. (2017) North Central Cancer Treatment Group N0543 (Alliance): A phase 2 trial of pharmacogenetic-based dosing of irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine as first-line therapy for patients with advanced small bowel adenocarcinoma. Cancer 123:3494-3501|
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