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The Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium (CanCORS) project

is a National Cancer Institute funded collaboration of seven teams of investigators. The main goal of the CanCORS Consortium is to examine the care delivered to population-based cohorts of newly diagnosed patients with lung and colorectal cancer. These cohorts are representative of geographic areas and health-care delivery systems and are diverse with respect to patientsí age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, stage of disease, and burden of illness.  In addition, the Consortium will assess outcomes associated with that care


Contact:  Jane C. Weeks, M.D., MSc. jane_weeks@dfci.harvard.edu


The Improving Cancer Care in Massachusetts (CAMA) project

is an initiative led by the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Paul D. Cleary is the principal investigator.  Its goal is improvement in cancer prevention and treatment in Massachusetts through a two-pronged strategy by improving the quality and comprehensiveness of cancer data, and by conducting a system-wide improvement program for care of patients with cancer.  The project focuses on colorectal cancer with special emphasis on women, minorities and individuals of low socioeconomic status.   

Contact:  Paul D. Cleary cleary@hcp.med.harvard.edu