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At the Heart of Tomorrow’s Cancer Care

Why is community-based research important? Being able to join research studies in a person’s own community allows them to stay close to family, friends, support systems, and their local physician and health organizations, where high quality clinical studies are resulting in better care.


Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Publication
June 22, 2021

Dr. Pankaj Kumar – Published in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) – the most widely circulated general medical journal of peer-reviewed articles in the world. Congratulations to Dr. Pankaj Kumar of Illinois CancerCare and the Heartland NCI Community Oncology Research Program on this Achievement! Effect of Celecoxib vs Placebo Added to Standard Adjuvant Therapy […]

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ACCC Awards James L. Wade III, M.D. Community Clinical Scientist Award
October 8, 2018

The David King Community Clinical Scientist Award recognizes active community clinical research leaders who have demonstrated leadership in the development, participation, and evaluation of clinical studies and/or are active in the development of new screening, risk assessment, treatment, or supportive care programs for cancer patients. James L. Wade III, MD, FACP, FASCO Medical Oncologist, Founder, […]

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