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Practice Based Research Network

Practice Based Research Network

The mission of the Practice Based Research Network Core Facility is threefold:

  • To develop and sustain practice-based research networks that engage in cancer research
  • To advise and assist Case CCC investigators in developing community-based cancer research studies for implementation in practice based research networks
  • To provide infrastructure that supports the implementation of Case CCC investigators' research studies in practice based research networks, and that supports network practice-initiated research

By actively linking the Case CCC researchers to networks' community medical practices, the PBRN Core Facility provides real-world laboratories for the development of practical clinical interventions for cancer prevention and control. In addition, the Core builds relationships of trust with community practices that foster the development of mutually-beneficial long-term relationships between practices, patients, and Case CCC researchers.


  • Starting new PBRNs
  • Developing the infrastructure of existing PBRNs
  • Providing PBRN methods consultations to Case CCC investigators and participating practices
  • Advising and assisting Case CCC investigators on research project implementation in PBRNs


Initial Consultation: 
No charge

Short-term or small-scale projects: 
Drs. Werner and Stange rate:$100.00/hour
Core professional staff rate:$75.00/hour

Long-term collaborations:
Incorporation of core-staff or specific core services in investigators' grant applications


Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Core Facilities in your research papers and publications: 
"This research was supported by the Practice Based Research Network Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."

Contact for Information

Location: Research Division of the Case Department of Family Medicine

Director: James J. Werner, PhD

Co-Director: Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD


James J. Werner, PhD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health


Kurt C. Stange, MD, PhD
Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health

Practice-Based Research Network Home Page

More information available on the Practice-Based Research Network home page.