Welcome to the  Duke Cancer Care Research Program (DCCRP)

We are a team of clinical researchers who focus on improving the health-related, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual experiences of cancer patients.  Our strategy has four prongs:

  • conduct of clinical trials
  • development of a powerful data collection and management system, to generate a robust body of evidence about what patients experience and "what helps"
  • creation and testing of new models of care, based upon research evidence
  • assessment of quality of care, and promotion of quality improvement

Please view this website as a resource  -- whether you are a patient, a friend or relative of a patient, a health care provider, or a potential DCCRP research or clinical partner.  Enjoy navigating through and learning about DCCRP, but do not hesitate to contact us directly if you would like additional information.  We look forward to hearing from you or meeting you in person.

DCCRP Mission

The mission of the Duke Cancer Care Research Program is todefine, demonstrate, refine, and disseminate new methods of cancer care that best meet the needs of the individual patient. These methods will enhance the patient's quality of life, better manage cancer-related symptoms, and improve the experience of having cancer and receiving cancer care while also ensuring that the patient receives highest quality medical treatment.