Archive for May, 2013

May 13th, 2013

Be a Research Participant at USC : A New Pamphlet

A new clinical research recruitment pamphlet has been drafted to encourage research participation at USC facilities. Would you share it with your patients and colleagues? Comment below or send your feedback to oprs@usc.edu

May 13th, 2013

NCI Research Consent Forms Simplified

The NCI’s consent template has been revised into a more concise forms for NCI sponsored trials. This template offers benefits in terms of shorter consents and more understandable language. If this form proves a success, USC may adopt it for all research. Learn more: ctep.cancer.gov/protocolDevelopment/#informed_consent

May 13th, 2013

New Centralized IRB Review for All Cancer Collaborative Groups

National Cancer Institute is implementing a central IRB review model in order to reduce the administrative burden on investigators and local IRBs. Under the new model, the NCI IRB will be responsible for both study review as well as review of local context considerations. USC is an early participant in the implementation process. The Health… Read more

May 13th, 2013

What Keeps YOU Up at Night? #2 : Reportable Events

Q: What’s a reportable event? Is that different from a protocol deviation? A: The term “Reportable Event” is usually used to refer to “Adverse Events” and “Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks to Subjects or Others”. Adverse Events (AEs) are unexpected, related or possibly related events, and are either serious or place subjects or others at a greater… Read more

May 13th, 2013

The Power of One More Patient – Free Webinar

DATE: Wednesday, May 15th  |  10 am (PST) TOPIC: The Power of One More Patient: How Effective Patient Recruitment Strategies Can Translate into Millions in Additional Revenue and Positively Impact Your Site REGISTER HERE: www.huronconsultinggroup.com DESCRIPTION: Gone are the days of passive approaches to recruitment and enrollment. This session will bring together expertise of two seasoned… Read more

May 13th, 2013

Sunshine Act Will Impact Research

The new law represents federal efforts to bring to light potential conflicts of interest  between physicians and industry. The Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of covered drugs, devices, biological products, and medical supplies to annually report payments/ financial ties to physicians, researchers and teaching hospitals. Read more: Sunshine Act Payments Related to Research   *UPDATE: March… Read more

May 13th, 2013

USC Cancer Center Coordinators Invited to Serve on Quality Assurance Committee

The Quality Assurance and Monitoring Committee (QAMC) at Norris Cancer Center will be inviting Study Coordinators and Data Manager(DM) to serve on the QAMC as members for a one year period. Their input will strengthen the Committee by providing an point of view from ‘the trenches’ . Coordinators and DMs at the Cancer Center have… Read more