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Cancer Community and Population Research

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The Cancer Community and Population Research (CCPR) shared resource provides solutions for and comprehensive support to Penn State Cancer Institute researchers conducting community and population research. We advance cancer population science research by collaborating with cancer researchers to improve recruitment and data collection, increase translational research, and enhance community engagement.


  • Grant proposal and budget development
  • Protocol/study design
  • IRB submissions and regulatory management
  • Human subjects research protection guidelines
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) principles
  • Clinical trial administration from startup to close-out
  • Participant recruitment, screening, consenting and retention
  • Post-award budget and study progress management


The Cancer Community and Population Research Shared Resource team can help researchers:

  • Problem solve to ensure research projects meet goals in a timely manner
  • Identify ways to streamline processes and procedures
  • Maximize recruitment efforts of study participants
  • Link to existing Penn State, Penn State Health and Cancer Institute resources
  • Understand and assess extent of unmet needs
  • Fill temporary or part-time research support staffing needs
  • Onboard and train new research support staff
  • Foster collaborations with other investigators
  • Design and develop new population research initiatives

Contact Us

For details on the Cancer Community and Population Research shared resource, contact: