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Dakota Cancer Collaborative on Translational Activity (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.

It is believed that 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.

Center for Rural Health's Role in DaCCoTA

The Center for Rural Health is involved in two of the six core project areas of the DaCCoTA project:

  • Community Engagement and Outreach Core
    This core focuses on engaging populations that are disproportionately affected by cancer with the long-term goal of developing community-based research priorities that can be translated into improved health outcomes.
  • Tracking and Evaluation Core
    This core supports the DaCCoTA by tracking progress, monitoring outcomes, and providing on-going assessments. The evaluation views the DaCCoTA as a holistic system with integrated components including specialized cores, advisory committees, and community boards working together to support cancer translational research. Following a system approach, the Tracking and Evaluation Core is integrated into all aspects of DaCCoTA planning and implementation.

Learn More

Visit the DaCCoTA website to learn more about the other core areas, funding opportunities, find collaborators, and explore available resources.