DCP-001, Use of a Clinical Trial Screening Tool to Address Cancer Health Disparities in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)
A clinical trial screening tool protocol has been developed to facilitate the formulation of research questions; particularly those evaluating factors related to populations that are underrepresented in clinical trials, and address cancer care disparities. This protocol is designed to allow the collection, storage and abstraction of clinical and demographic data obtained during the screening process, using the Oncology Patient Enrollment Network (OPEN), the same informatics system used by investigators participating in NCI-sponsored trials.
The protocol is not a scientific study; rather, a method to implement the screening tool and allow the collection and analyses of expanded data with informed consent. The tool, based on a screening log successfully used within the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP)5, has been streamlined and integrated into the sites workflow by using OPEN.