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Welcome to the
Dayton Clinical Oncology Program

What is the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program ?

We are a regional non-profit cancer research consortium serving the Miami Valley area as well as Cincinnati, Findlay, Greenville, Middletown, and Troy, Ohio; Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana.

Dayton Clinical Oncology Program, in cooperation with our participating area hospitals, universities and physicians, provides local access to national state-of-the-art cancer clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute and its community oncology research programs.

    Our Mission:    
To reduce cancer incidence and mortality through improved treatment and prevention by offering national state-of-the-art cancer research to the local communities.
  For a complete listing of our currently open clinical trials, go to the "Clinical Trials" tab. We maintain an active list of approximately 100 clinical trials for the treatment of cancers of the brain, breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, head and neck, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, melanoma, myeloma, sarcoma, and other sites, and for cancer prevention and cancer control.  
Dayton Clinical Oncology Program's History
  In the early 1980's, the Federal Government found that over 85% of cancer patients were being treated in their local communities rather than at large cancer treatment centers. They initiated funding for the Community Clinical Oncology Program through the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the branches of the National Institutes of Health. DCOP, incorporated in 1982, became one of the initial members of the Community Clinical Oncology Program.  Today we continue to offer NCI funded clinical trials, as well as pharmaceutical industry funded clinical trials in cancer.  
What is a clinical trial?
  Clinical trials are the final stages of a long and careful cancer research process. Through clinical trials we hope to find better ways to prevent or treat cancer. Clinical trials test new approaches to surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Every treatment that is considered standard treatment today was established because patients entered clinical trials.  
How can I become involved in a clinical trial?

If you are interested in a clinical trial or would like more information about a clinical trial, speak with your oncologist, surgeon, family practice physician, or contact Dayton Clinical Oncology Program and we will be glad to assist you.



Participating Dayton Clinical Oncology Program member hospitals, group practices and universities include:

Atrium Medical Center   Reid Health
Blanchard Valley Hospital   Springfield Regional Cancer Center
Dayton VA Medical Center   Springfield Regional Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital   Upper Valley Medical Center
Kettering Medical Center   Wayne Health Care
Miami Valley Hospital   Wright-Patterson Medical Center
  Oncology Hematology Care (OHC)   Wright State University
Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Click on the "Participating Members" tab for a listing of the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program hospital-based Oncology Research Nurses.
Click on the links to download:

Dayton Clinical Oncology Program's
PowerPoint presentation



"Is There a Clinical Trial For Me?"

Contact Us

By Phone:
(937) 775-1350
(937) 775-1358
By Mail:
Dayton Clinical Oncology Program
3123 Research Blvd., Suite 150
Dayton, Ohio 45420
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