Cancer Research of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan (CROWN) Consortium Secures $5M for Community Cancer Trials

Sep 11, 2019 | Clinical Research as a Care Option, Green Bay Oncology, NCI, NCORP

Cancer Research of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan (CROWN) Consortium Secures $5M for Community Cancer Trials

The Cancer Research of Wisconsin and Northern Michigan (CROWN) Consortium has received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve cancer patient care in Wisconsin and Michigan. The $5 million, 6-year term will ensure that CROWN Consortium can improve patient access to more leading-edge clinical trials.

The CROWN Consortium

Serving more than five million residents in 50 counties in Wisconsin and Northern Michigan, including many rural and medically-underserved populations. Three of Wisconsin’s largest cancer treatment organizations are collaborating in this effort including: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers, Ascension Wisconsin and Aspirus, Inc.

Clinical Trails via the CROWN Consortium in Wisconsin & Michigan

Over the past five years, CROWN Consortium enrolled more than 2,000 patients in NCI-sponsored clinical trials, reports local news Fox 11.

Principal Investigator Comment

Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Principal Investigator of the CROWN Consortium and Green Bay Oncology physician at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers, reports “Clinical trials help us to better understand new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent cancer.” He continued, “Standard cancer treatments that are used today around the world are a result of past clinical trials and research. This grant, which the CROWN Consortium is honored to receive, could help us all to advance care not only locally but around the globe.”

Lead Research/Investigator

Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Principal Investigator, Green Bay Oncology physician at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Centers

Call to Action: Do you or a loved one have a cancer diagnosis and live near Wisconsin or Michigan? If so, this clinical trials program might be of interest.  TrialSite News can help you connect. Are you a sponsor seeking a oncology research site partner? Think about the CROWN Consortium.

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