Discovering and Delivering Compassionate, Coordinated Care
The major functions of the Cancer Center Clinical Research Office:
- Ensure that cancer relevant clinical research is conducted according to federal, state and institutional regulations
- Maintain the highest level of quality assurance through close monitoring of clinical trial data
- Monitor and educate institutions and other groups affiliated with our Cancer Center of Excellence with regard to appropriate clinical trial conduct.
The Cancer Center Clinical Research Office provides clinical trial administration to assist in the preparation and processing of all regulatory, contractual and Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents related to our Center of Excellence. The protection of human subjects is of paramount importance to the office, and a team of regulatory coordinators assist investigators with IRB submissions including new projects, continuing reviews, protocol revision and adverse event reporting.
Clinical trials coordination and data management is provided by disease-based teams. The research team is responsible for study coordination and data management aspects of that protocol.
In addition to these direct clinical trial services, the Cancer Center Clinical Research Office provides administrative support for the Cancer Center of Excellence Clinical Protocol Review and Monitoring System. This is comprised of three committees:
- Protocol Review Committee
- Data Safety Monitoring Committee
- Audit Committee
These committees include multispecialty members, who interact with biostatistics. Our integrity is of the utmost importance; therefore we employ a quality assurance manager to monitor our work, a clinical operations manager who oversees all CRCs, research nurses, regulatory coordinators, and a financial analyst. The manager and quality assurance manager oversee the quality of our work and the implementation of procedures and formalized training.
Protocol Review Committee
Data Safety Monitoring Committee