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Frequently Asked Questions

The ACCRU mission is to transform the lives of patients by changing the standard of care. That happens only through innovation, and our members share that fundamental belief. Here is a list of frequently asked questions to help you understand how we serve our members. Be sure to email us at if we haven’t answered all your questions.

What is ACCRU?

The Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) is a clinical research group whose operations are based at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. ACCRU includes a network of 133 academic and community-based cancer treatment clinics and hospitals in the United States. ACCRU, formerly Mayo Clinic Cancer Research Consortium (MCCRC), was established in 2004 to conduct clinical trials to improve cancer care.

How to I become an ACCRU member?

Contact Us to learn more about the value of ACCRU and the process of becoming a member.

How much does ACCRU membership cost?

There is no membership fee to join ACCRU. Learn more about ACCRU membership on at

What types of trials does ACCRU Offer?

ACCRU offers both industry-written and investigator-initiated trials. ACCRU trials are primarily Phase II or Phase III studies in adult cancers. ACCRU is not restricted to a set list of disease types. A cancer trial in any disease type can be proposed for treatment or symptom management/cancer control.

Does a Study PI need to come from Mayo to run a trial through ACCRU?

No. Any ACCRU Investigator can run a study through ACCRU or propose an industry-written trial to ACCRU. Contact the ACCRU Operations Office for more information.

Where can I find a full listing of ACCRU memberships?

An up-to-date listing of ACCRU memberships can be found at