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Community Practices and State Societies Honored for Commitment to Research and Programs

Apr 27, 2011

April 2011: The Conquer Cancer Foundation (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation®) has recognized oncology practices around the country for their work in clinical trials and five ASCO State Affiliate societies for programs that enhance cancer care in their communities.

Community Oncology Research Grant
The Community Oncology Research Grant (CORG) provides funding to community-based practices for efforts to enhance clinical trials programs. Each of the 2011 grant recipients receives a one-year grant of up to $30,000 to pursue activities that will help improve their clinical research programs. This year’s recipients are:

  • Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Cancer Center
  • The Valley Hospital – Blumenthal Cancer Center

Clinical Trials and Participation Awards
The Clinical Trials and Participation Awards (CTPAs) are designed to recognize and promote high-quality clinical research sites with the intent to increase the awareness of and participation in clinical trials among physicians. The awards are presented to high-quality community-based practices participating in clinical trials. This year’s award-winning practices include: 

  • Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Cooper Cancer Institute
    Voorhees Township, New Jersey
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
    Sarasota, Florida
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Northeast Radiation Oncology Center
    Dunmore, Pennsylvania
  • St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
    Orange, California

State Affiliate Grant Program
The State Affiliate Grant Program provides funding to State/Regional Affiliates to undertake new initiatives that will lead to improved medical practice, collaboration, research efficiencies, and ultimately improved patient care. ASCO’s State/Regional Affiliates are a vital component to effective advocacy and a critical resource for addressing issues of concern to the cancer community. The 2011 honorees are:

  • Florida Society of Clinical Oncology (FLASCO)
  • Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO)
  • Michigan Society of Hematology and Oncology
  • New Mexico Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Tennessee Oncology Practice Society (TOPS)

View the full press release online.

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