Research Affiliations

The following list of Research Affiliates is provided for reference. You may jump to any affiliate by using the list to the right.


Alliance for Clinial Trials in Oncology

The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is part of a national clinical trials network sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Alliance comprises nearly 10,000 cancer specialists at hospitals, medical centers, and community clinics across the United States and Canada. Through collaboration with the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), they develop and conduct clinical trials with promising new cancer therapies, and utilize the best science to develop optimal treatment and prevention strategies for cancer, as well as research methods to alleviate side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. It is funded to be an NCORP Research Base.




Clinical Trials Support Unit (CTSU)

CTSU is a pilot project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute for a national network of physicians to participate in NCI sponsored Phase III cancer trials.



Wake Forest NCORP (WF)

The Wake Forest NCORP Research Base has been funded by the NCI to serve as a research base for cancer center affiliates and for NCI funded NCORP Community Sites and Minority Underserved Community Sites.

Through this program, community physicians can participate in NCI-supported treatment and cancer control/prevention trials. These trials test new approaches toward cancer care delivery and the treatment, prevention, and detection of cancer related symptom management and its outcomes. 

The goal is to conduct practice changing cancer prevention/control research that will improve patient outcomes.  The studies are designed to be “user friendly.” Almost without exception, WF will provide drug at no cost to the patient, and will minimize follow-up limiting it to that which is relevant to the study.  



NRG Oncology (NRG)

NRG Oncology is a non-profit research organization formed to conduct oncologic clinical research and to broadly disseminate study results for informing clinical decision making and healthcare policy. It brings together the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), and the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)—each recognized internationally as a research leader. It is an NCTN and NCORP Research Base.

NRG Oncology will focus on the following diseases:

  • Adult brain tumors (primary and secondary)
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Localized and locally advanced lung cancer (both non-small cell and small cell lung cancer)
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer (including colorectal and non-colorectal)
  • Genitourinary cancer (emphasizing non-metastatic prostate and bladder)
  • Gynecologic cancer (including ovarian, cervical, and endometrial 



University of Rochester Cancer Center NCORP Research Base (URCC)

Wilmot cancer Center in Rochester, NY is one of only two cancer centers in the U.S. to be chosen by the NCI as a research hub for NCORP. With the NCORP funding, URCC will design and manage clinical studies that will be implemented nationwide. All of their work, which includes preparing manuscripts for publication in medical journals, revolves around supportive care for patients coping with side effects during and following cancer treatment. They are especially involved with cancer care and cancer care delivery research.



Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

SWOG is a cancer research NCTN and NCORP Research Base that designs and conducts multidisciplinary clinical trials to improve the practice of medicine in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. Primary support for SWOG comes from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the United States.

The more than 4,000 researchers in the group's network practice at more than 650 institutions, including 24 of the NCI-designated cancer centers as well as cancer centers in almost a dozen other countries.

SWOG is headquartered at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR and has an operations office in San Antonio, TX and a statistical center in Seattle. WA.



SunCoast CCOP Research Base (SCUSF)

The SunCoast CCOP Research Base at the University of South Florida, funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is dedicated to the development and conduct of cancer prevention and control clinical trials. Through our cancer control research, we strive to help prevent or reduce cancer's burden on individuals and families and to improve their quality of life.