• Fitch, Tom Robert (PI)
  • Marschke, Robert (PI)
  • Wheeler, Richard (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The Scottsdale Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) proposal
involves a multidisciplinary group of physicians and other medical
professionals dedicated to continue high quality clinical cancer
treatment, cancer prevention, and cancer control research. This
application responds to a continued need to bring these benefits of the
National Cancer Program to a substantial population in Scottsdale and its
regional referral area. Participants have demonstrated significant
achievements in clinical cancer research, public education, and
professional medical education. Scottsdale has a well-established and
productive relationship with its primary research base, the North Central
Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). Since 1987, the Scottsdale medical
community has generated clinical cancer research data of excellent quality
by placing large numbers of patients on high-priority, nationally -
approved, clinical cancer research protocols. Scottsdale research base
affiliations also include the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG),
the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and Mayo Clinic. Our specific
objectives include the further development of available cancer prevention,
cancer treatment, and cancer control research protocols to patients in
Scottsdale, other areas in the state of Arizona, western New Mexico,
southern Utah, southeastern California, southeastern Nevada, southwestern
Colorado, and the greater Phoenix area. This project will continue to
speed the transfer of newly developed cancer intervention technology to
reduce regional cancer morbidity and mortality through widespread
community applications. We have the ability to continue participation in
specific cancer prevention and control protocols in view of our
demonstrated professional discipline and established access to a
substantial local and regional referral patient population base. Through
community-based volunteer organizations and activities, public education
and professional education, the Scottsdale CCOP will increase the number
of patients involved in cancer prevention and control research studies.
Cancer prevention and control research protocol participation will be
further facilitated by local and regional primary health care providers.
Scottsdale deserves a CCOP award by virtue of its record of proven past
performance in clinical cancer research protocols, and its potential for
increasing local and regional cancer prevention and control research. We
confidently predict that Scottsdale will enter more than 100 patients on
clinical cancer treatment research protocols and more than 50 patients on
clinical cancer prevention and control protocols during the first year of
the grant award.
Effective start/end date9/30/935/31/05


  • National Institutes of Health: $552,504.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $427,807.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $271,255.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $417,025.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $439,512.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $560,741.00


  • Medicine(all)


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