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J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Jan 1;111(1):11-18. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy190.

Current Activities of the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups.

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Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Oregon Health and Science University's Knight Cancer Institute, Portland, OR.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Department of Oncology, Queen's University School of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Stephenson Cancer Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology.
Department of Radiology Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, Pittsburgh, PA.


The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups is an organization representing the interests of patients and researchers who conduct research through the National Cancer Institute-supported National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). The NCTN provides a crucial mechanism for executing practice-changing cancer clinical research to achieve both cancer control and development of new therapeutic agents or modality approaches. Public funding, largely through the National Cancer Institute, ensures that the work of the NCTN achieves important research that would not otherwise be accomplished in the private sector. In fall 2017, the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups convened a Scientific Leadership Council to review the current state of the network with regard to research capabilities and to develop a list of research questions to be prioritized by the network. This report presents the results of this meeting, detailing a roadmap for future work by the NCTN.


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