Welcome to the Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity
What is the DaCCoTA?
The goal of DaCCoTA is to bring together researchers and clinicians with diverse experience from across the region to develop unique and innovative means of combating cancer in North and South Dakota.
We believe advances in cancer treatment will come from broad approaches by collective groups of clinical and basic researchers who are focused on conducting clinical/translational research.
Primary Objectives of the DaCCoTA
- Investigate pathophysiological and population-based influences on cancer outcomes, as well as design and test relevant interventions that will ultimately improve the health of the citizens of the Dakotas.
- Enhance collaborative infrastructure to support clinical and translational research by providing core facilities and supporting clinically relevant research projects.
- Train a cadre of clinicians to collaborate with research scientists on clinical and translational projects.
- Support complementary clinical and translational research projects led by qualified investigators.
What is Clinical Translational Research?
Clinical/translational research (CTR) focuses on translating findings from basic research
into clinical applications with the overall goal of improving the health of the community.