Columbia River Oncology Program
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith S. Lanier • Manager: Mary Brunetti, R.N. • Columbia River Oncology Program, 9450 SW Barnes Road, Suite 140, Portland, OR 97225 • Phone: 503-216-6260 • Web site: http://www.cropor.org
The mission of CROP is to improve community health by promoting the understanding, prevention, and optimal management of cancer patients through participation in state-of-the-art cancer clinical trials. CROP includes an executive board with representative committee structure and a central office that includes six staff members who manage the large cancer prevention studies, as well as the CCOP administrative and regulatory functions.
Fifteen clinical research nurses and 11 clinical research associates employed by the consortium hospitals recruit patients to cancer control and treatment protocols and collect and submit data to the research bases.
Residents of the Portland metropolitan area are evenly distributed by age, with 20 percent of the population over the age of 55 and 24 percent under age 19. Cancer patient demographics generally follow the profile of the region's population. The Portland-Vancouver area has a low-percentage minority population, with Hispanics the largest group at 7.5 percent, followed by Asian and Pacific Islanders at 5.2 percent, African-Americans at 3.0 percent, and Native American and Alaska native at 1.0 percent.
Recruitment and Outreach Activities
Other Key Facts
CROP has participated in several cancer prevention studies including the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial, the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene, the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, and the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial.
CROP is also an active member of the Oregon Partnership for Cancer Control, a statewide initiative to bring all the stakeholders in cancer care together to develop a state plan for cancer prevention and control in Oregon.