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Cancer Care Outcomes Research & Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS)

The NCI, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), supported a research consortium of eight grantees to measure the quality of cancer care and associated health outcomes in the United States. This project, entitled "Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium" (CanCORS), supported prospective research in a cohort of approximately 10,000 patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer or colorectal cancer recruited from geographically diverse populations and health care systems.

Seven of the CanCORS sites were supported by NCI grants funded through a cooperative agreement with ARP. The VA funded the eighth site.

This initiative is concluding in early 2014.

Last Modified: 07 Mar 2014