Within CCR’s Office of the Director, several sub-offices have been set up
to provide specific support in these critical program areas:
Animal Resource Program – CCR’s Animal
Resource Program is the central point-of-contact for all CCR animal-related issues.
This Office offers guidance, training and education, imaging, and technology development
for those CCR investigators who work (or plan to work) with animal models.
Office of Communications – Communicates the importance
of CCR’s ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research to both inside
the Center and to a variety of outside audiences.
Office of Clinical
and Preclinical Development Partnerships – Assists the Director in
building partnerships that enhance CCR’s research program while maintaining
compliance with applicable policy and regulations.
Office of Scientific
Development (OSD) – The OSD contributes to defining and enhancing
the strategic vision, scientific identity and distinctiveness of the CCR by identifying
high-priority, transformative, promising new scientific areas within the CCR portfolio.
The OSD also works towards developing innovative types of research infrastructure
and models of research interactions, and to explore intramural and extramural funding
Office of Scientific
Programs – Provides support to CCR investigators for site visit reviews,
annual reporting, scientific awards, promotions, and recruitment of high-quality
postdoctoral and clinical fellows. This office also coordinates the quadrennial
review process for all CCR staff clinicians and staff scientists.
Office of Training and Education –
Supports and enhances the overall training experience of CCR’s postdoctoral
and clinical fellows and assists our investigators in recruiting outstanding postdoctoral
Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) –This
office provides support for all NCI-CCR clinical trials, which are conducted at
the new NIH Clinical Center
in Bethesda, Maryland. Activities in this office focus on patient recruitment
and care, oncology nursing, preparation of new clinical protocols for review by
the Institutional Review Board (IRB), biostatistics and data management, and ongoing
education and training for staff members. The goal is to provide the highest
standard-of-care for cancer patients who are participating in Phase I and II clinical
trials at the Center.
Office of Information Technology (OIT) –Our staff helps CCR
scientists and clinicians solve computer-related problems. OIT also coordinates
information technology (IT) efforts within the Office of the Director, CCR. Specific
areas of support include:
A service of the National Cancer Institute