National Capital Area Minority/Underserved NCORP

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Welcome to the National Capital Area (NCA) Minority/Underserved (MU) National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP).

The National Capital Area MU NCORP is based at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and comprises Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The NCORP is a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their own communities. It includes 46 community sites nationwide.

This network designs and conducts clinical trials in the following focus areas:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Screening
  • Supportive care and symptom management
  • Surveillance
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Cancer care delivery

The National Capital Area MU NCORP is one of only 14 Minority and Underserved NCORPs. The specific aims of the NCA MU NCORP are to:

  1. Design and participate in clinical trials in cancer clinical research that improves the quality of care and the health outcomes of the US population in our catchment area;
  2. Increase the participation of the greater DC area’s community oncologists and medical specialists and their patients in NCORP-led clinical research;
  3. Expand health disparities research focused on clinical research participation via community outreach, engagement, and education.

Contact Us

For more information regarding NCA MU NCORP, please contact program administrator Sherieda Muthra at