Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program (GRCOP) initially formed to develop community cancer patient management guidelines. In 1983 GRCOP changed its focus to become one of the first participants in the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Community Oncology Program (CCOP), offering national clinical trials through a community-based clinical research program.
On August 1, 2014 with the support of a National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Grant, Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program and Kalamazoo Community Clinical Oncology Program joined together to form a new program: Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan (CRCWM).
CRCWM offers local access to and data management support for over 150 cancer research studies. CRCWM works with local hospitals and cancer organizations to provide the highest quality care for cancer prevention and treatment. CRCWM continues to provide access to the latest cancer research both nationally and locally.
CRCWM is dedicated to assuring every person in the West Michigan region served by CRCWM the opportunity for education about cancer and participation in nationwide research studies in cancer prevention and treatment.