Director: Mark Thornquist PhD
The public website for COMPASS is: http://www.compass.fhcrc.org/
As a program within the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, COMPASS has been directing multi-center studies in public health research for nearly 30 years.
The COMPASS organization grew out of our experience establishing and coordinating the Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET), a multi-center lung cancer prevention trial that began in 1983. Since that time, we have expanded and now manage several large-scale research networks and studies, including the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR), and Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC), and have been involved in numerous smaller collaborations.
Our Mission: COMPASS promotes scientific excellence in research aimed at eliminating cancer and other diseases of public health importance by providing state-of-the-art study coordination, communication and statistical analysis services to scientific investigators.
COMPASS fulfills its mission by: