• Yost, Kathleen J (PI)
  • Moorhead, Edward (PI)
  • Borst, James (PI)
  • O'Rourke, Timothy (PI)
  • Lange, Marianne (PI)
  • Padula, Gilbert Darin Anthony (PI)
  • Bury, Martin (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Grand Rapids Community Clinical Oncology Program is a consortium effort
built upon a six-year history of cooperative effort in cancer control
through the Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program. The present effort
binds together the five acute care hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan and
includes ten medical oncologists, four radiation oncologists, three
oncology specialists (surgical, gynecological, immunological) and four
hematologists in a cooperative consortium organization devoted to clinical
research. The SOUTHWEST ONCOLOGY GROUP (SWOG) has been selected as our
major research base (145 cases) with secondary affiliation with the
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit (CCCMD) - Wayne State
University (15 cases); the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel
Project (NSABBP) (34 cases) and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
(16 cases). Two thousand eight hundred and forty three new cases of cancer
were diagnosed in the Kent County area in 1981, approximately 1,500 of
which were referred to the CCOP team. Our total pledge of 211 cases for
clinical trials is, we believe, an enthusiastic but conservative estimate
of our ability to serve as a resource for clinical research. The proposed
organizational structure represents what we feel is a realistic solution to
the problems of operating a five-hospital, multi-investigator program. Our
cost per case is $513, which we feel will be among the more economically
efficient CCOP applicants. The Grand Rapids CCOP proposes a
cost-efficient, community consortium capable of making a significant
contribution, in quality and quantity to the national clinical research
effort, at the same time, improving the delivery of optimum cancer care to
the patients in our care.
Effective start/end date9/30/835/31/15


  • National Institutes of Health: $1,014,784.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $780,503.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $982,089.00


  • Medicine(all)


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