CCRP is a key player in the development and implementation of cutting edge clinical trials as well as innovative treatment protocols that offer patients an entirely new spectrum of options and REAL hope for extending and saving lives. Cancers that were previously a certain death sentence upon diagnosis are now treatable and even survivable. CCRP partners with hospitals, community clinics and physicians through-out Colorado as well as in Wyoming, so that patients have local access in their own communities to cutting edge cancer treatment. In 2017, CCRP anticipates to have more than 70 trials open, with nearly 300 individuals taking part and another 1,500 followed for their health status post treatment.
The Robert F. Berris, MD Award
Every year, Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) is proud to present The Robert F. Berris MD Award Research. Presented in honor of our founder, Robert F. Berris, MD, the award is given to individuals who display outstanding commitment to community cancer research. The 2017 recipients are Dr. Sami Diab and Dr. Keren Sturtz who were both honored at a reception on September 13th.
In 1970, Dr. Berris wrote a letter to the Director of the National Cancer Institute stating that the current system of cancer research funding was not reaching down to the community level where the majority of patients were being treated. In 1983, the National Cancer Institute followed Dr. Berris’ advice and formed the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP).
Under Dr. Berris’ leadership, CCRP was one of the original 20 CCOP sites established and continues today to bring state-of-the-art prevention, treatment and symptom control clinical trials to Colorado. Dr. Berris actively supported CCRP until his death in 2011. Dr. Robert Berris embodied all the attributes of this award which include vision, leadership and commitment of time and resources.
The National Cancer Institute only partially supports the work of Colorado Cancer Research Program as a community oncology program. The additional support needed to advance cancer research comes from our generous community donors.
A gift to Colorado Cancer Research Program is a gift of HOPE:
- HOPE for cancer patients and their families.
- HOPE for future generations.
- HOPE for the fight against cancer.
Please consider making a donation of HOPE towards cancer research to treat, control, and prevent the dreaded disease of cancer, and to make a difference in the lives of those affected. All donations are tax deductible.
Would you like to volunteer at CCRP? Volunteers help with newsletters, assist with special events, attend educational meetings, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Switzer, Director of Development at 303-720-5721 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.