Clinical Trials Unit

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) facilitates and coordinates clinical research in the areas of prevention, treatment, palliation, and quality of life. Data collected from our participation in national and international research has influenced the standard treatments used today. Through clinical trials, patients are provided with the opportunity to access state-of-the-art treatments and to raise the profile of CCMB as a significant contributor to the research being done worldwide.

Of the approximately 120 adult and pediatric clinical trials open to participate each year, the CTU enters an average of 300 new patients while continuing to follow thousands of participants in long-term follow-up. Clinical research conducted at CCMB incorporates studies offered through cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and in-house research. Patients participating in these studies have access to some of the most innovative and cutting edge treatments, tests or prevention tools available.

The CTU has extensive experience across a spectrum of clinical trial activities, and offers the following services:

  • protocol and consent development
  • case report form design
  • budget and contract negotiation
  • management of ethics documentation, including initial submissions, amendments and safety reports
  • completion of regulatory documentation
  • screening patients for eligibility
  • obtaining patient consent
  • conducting patient evaluations
  • case report form completion, data management