The constitution of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which was adopted on May 17, 2012, formally establishes the organization as a single entity. The Group’s two founding organizations—the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN)—were highly respected National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored cooperative groups.
The constitution provides the framework for all organizational components that are required for the pursuit of the Group’s stated purpose. Its mission is to achieve research advances in all aspects of cancer care and thereby reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of life and survival in patients with cancer.
The original constitution was adopted prior to the National Cancer Institute’s requirement that the Group join its National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). A revision of the constitution went into effect on September 12, 2016, to align governance with NCTN requirements, codify membership classifications, establish a new Group Co-Chair succession plan, and replace outdated terminology.
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