Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC)
A consortium of hospitals and clinics bringing the advantages of cancer research to the community
The Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC) is a nonprofit research program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and participating hospitals and clinics. This program provides people in our community access to the newest therapies available for cancer treatment, management of treatment side effects and disease symptoms, and cancer prevention.
The MMCORC consortium represents an established community program that began in 1979 through a NCI-funded Community Hospital Cancer Program (CHCP) Award. In 1983, we received one of the initial Community Clinical Oncology Program grant awards and have been funded by CCOP grant funding since then.
Currently, the consortium represents 20 hospitals and clinics in Minneapolis-Saint Paul and the surrounding suburbs, as well as Stillwater, Willmar, New Ulm and New Richmond, Wisconsin. More than 160 physician-investigators participate, representing medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, gynecologic oncology and pulmonology.