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Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program

The Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MB-CCOPs) was launched in 1990 as part of the efforts of the CCOPs to deliver the best cancer care to patients, wherever they live. At least 40 percent of the local populations served by MB-CCOPs are minorities and the programs have had a disproportionately positive effect: In 2003, for instance, the MB-CCOPs accounted for less than 20 percent of the CCOP network but enrolled half of the minority patients in the studies. (August 2 NCI Cancer Bulletin and August 2 Journal of Clinical Oncology.)

For more information visit: http://prevention.cancer.gov/programs-resources/programs/ccop