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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) in 1983 after recognizing that more than 80% of cancers in the United States are diagnosed and treated in local communities.

CCOP is a comprehensive organized clinical trials mechanism for disseminating the latest cancer prevention and treatment research findings to the community level. The aim of the program is to provide cancer patients with access to NCI-sponsored cancer treatment trials and up to date cancer management in patients' own communities. The program increases the number of patients and physicians who can participate in clinical trials operated at major research centers, and allows scientists to conduct large-scale cancer prevention and control studies.

CCOP enables patients and physicians to participate in clinical trials in over 60 major research centers in 34 states across the country, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.


The Mount Sinai Community Clinical Oncology Program (MSCCOP) is a nonprofit community-based program committed to providing novel clinical research to cancer treatment patients and to healthy individuals who may be at risk for cancer.

Since 1987, the MSCCOP has worked closely with physicians and hospitals in South Florida to provide appropriate cancer research protocols to meet individual needs. The MSCCOP is one of only 61 such programs recognized throughout the country by the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

The MSCCOP provides a framework for collaboration and cooperation among the major community hospitals in South Florida and has succeeded in making cancer research studies available to a large diverse segment of economic and ethnic groups of the South Florida population. The MSCCOP is committed to building a stronger research network and providing increased access to appropriate clinical trials to our community.

MSCCOP Members:
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Jupiter Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston

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