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Cancer Center

Cancer Cooperative Groups

clinical-trials-cardResearchers at the MCW Cancer Center collaborate with scientists and clinicians in other organizations around and outside of the U.S. through a range of cancer cooperative groups and other programs to help advance cancer research.

The MCW Cancer Center is a Lead Academic Participating Site (LAPS) in the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), a cooperative group program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Funding for these participating sites is awarded based on a site's ability to enroll high numbers of patients in National Clinical Trials Network trials and its scientific leadership in the design and conduct of clinical trials.

The network, which provides the infrastructure for National Cancer Institute funded trials, annually enrolls up to 20,000 participants in cancer treatment and imaging trials.

The network groups, which consist of four adult groups, one group focused on childhood cancer, and one Canadian collaborating group, are:

  • Canadian Collaborating Clinical Trials Network
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
  • NRG Oncology
  • SWOG
  • Children’s Oncology Group