NCI Awards Grant to Heartland NCORP
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has recently awarded $2,520,862 each year over five years to the Heartland Cancer Research National Community Oncology Research Program (Heartland NCORP). The funding will be used to help pay for the costs of specialized research staff who will work side by side with cancer physicians and oncology nurses. Heartland NCORP was formed in 2013 through the cooperative efforts of three Community Clinical Oncology Programs (CCOP’s); Heartland Cancer Research CCOP from St. Louis, Illinois Oncology Research CCOP from Peoria, and the Central Illinois CCOP from Decatur. The principal investigator of Heartland NCORP is James L. Wade III, MD, FACP, FASCO.