Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) is a nonprofit, National Cancer Institute (NCI) affiliated Cancer Clinical Trial Research Organization, whose primary aim is to make cancer clinical trials available to patients, physicians, and communities in our region. Founded in 1983, CCRP partners with physicians, hospitals, and health care systems to disseminate clinical trials focused on improving the lives of cancer patients through treatment, prevention, symptom control and cancer care delivery research.

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A New Generation in Innovation

Dr. Andrew Nemechek, M.D., FACS is Board-Certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery and is Fellowship-Trained in advanced Head and Neck Oncologic surgery. Dr. Nemechek serves as the Medical Director of the Head and Neck Tumor Program at Porter Adventist Hospital. He is also the Vice-Chair of CCRP’s Board of Directors.

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In the Community

Colorado Cancer Research Program 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 throughout Colorado as well as in Wyoming and Montana, so that patients have local access in their own communities to cutting edge cancer treatment. In 2018, CCRP has more than 70 trials open, with nearly 300 individuals taking part and another 1,500 followed for their health status post treatment.


Did you Know?

Clinical trials are the only way for medical research to advance and find new standards of care. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 85% of cancer patients are treated in their own community by their own local oncologist. Colorado Cancer Research Program provides state of the art cancer clinical trials for patients through their own community oncologist. In the past five years more than 1,200 patients have enrolled in cancer trials through the Colorado Cancer Research Program.

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Cancer Awareness


Support Us

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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 toward the prevention, treatment, and control of cancer. Make a difference in the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and their care givers. All donations are tax deductible.

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. 

Bring HOPE to someone today.

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Photo by: Scott Logan

Upcoming Events



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Would you like to volunteer at Colorado Cancer Research Program? Volunteers help with newsletters, assist with special events, attend educational meetings, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Switzer, Director of Operations & Development at 303-720-5721 or by e-mail at