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Research & Collaboration

COMPASS has been directing multi-center studies in public health research for over 30 years. COMPASS, a program within the Biostatistics Program in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), provides full-spectrum operational support for research. 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 have been involved in numerous smaller collaborations.