| Pediatric Cancer Groups
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NIH/NCI Resource Sites
| Federal Agency Resource Sites
| Resource Sites
NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Groups
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Children's Oncology Group
ECOG-ACRIN Oncology Research Group
Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG)
Pediatric Cancer Groups
Children's Oncology Group (COG) - a network of health care professionals
at various health care hospitals and institutions that collaborate to conduct medical
research and cancer clinical trials.
Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) - is a multidisciplinary
cooperative research organization devoted to the study of correlative tumor biology
and new therapies for primary CNS tumors of childhood.
International Cancer Groups
European Organization For Research And Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
- a non-profit European organisation dedicated to research about the treatment of
cancer. It is based on a network of more than 2,000 clinicians and scientists working
in healthcare institutions and research organisations distributed over 37 different
countries. The research program of the organisation covers both laboratory and clinical
research (new drug development as well as clinical trials answering major public
Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) - is a cooperative group which carries out clinical trials in cancer therapy and supportive care across Canada and internationally. It is one of the national programs and networks of the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), and is supported by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).
NIH/NCI Resource Sites
Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) - is the program within the Division of Cancer Treatment
and Diagnosis (DCTD) of the NCI which plans, assesses, and coordinates all aspects
of clinical trials including extramural clinical research programs, internal resources,
treatment methods and effectiveness, and compilation and exchange of data as it
pertains to the development and evaluation of anticancer agents.
Cancer Information Service (CIS)- is the National Cancer Institute's
link to the public, interpreting and explaining research finding in a clear and
National Cancer Institute (NCI) - is one of the 25 institutes
and centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and one of eight agencies
that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is
the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. This
site contains information on cancer, treatment options, clinical trials, prevention,
and genetics, support groups and other resources.
National Cancer Institutes Publications Locator- is an on-line
service that provides Internet users access to National Cancer Institute publications.
Web users may order printed materials to be mailed to them and may view and download
those NCI materials that are currently available on-line.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)-
one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, the NIH is the Federal focal point for health research.
NIH is the steward of biomedical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission
is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of
living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and
reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
PDQ/Clinical Trials Search Form - a direct access to PDQ database
of cancer clinical trials.
Central Institutional Review Board - CIRB - NCI's Central Institutional
Review Board (CIRB) is a pilot project to facilitate the local IRB approval process,
for Phase III adult cancer treatment trials. Available are its history, how it works,
policies and procedures, how to join, and list of approved protocols.
Federal Agency Resource Sites
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) - the Office for
Human Research Protections of the Department of Health and Human Services offers
guidance for Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), investigators and sponsors considering
ClinicalTrials.gov - provides patients, family members and members
of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide
range of diseases and conditions.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) - is the world's
oldest professional organization representing 15,000 laboratory and clinical scientists
engaged in basic, translational and clinical cancer research in the United States
and more than 60 other countries. AACR's mission is to prevent and cure cancer.
Its principal activities include scientific communications; science education and
training of young scientists; public education; scientific meetings that present
the latest discoveries in the field; international programs; and the publication
of four major peer-reviewed scientific journals (Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer
Research, Cell Growth & Differentiation, and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) - an interactive
resource for ASCO members and other oncology professionals involved in the multidisciplinary
care of patients with cancer.
Ask Cnet- queries public use data files released by population-based
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) - is the
primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology,
and medical device industries, as well as those in hospital, academic medical centers,
and physician office settings.
Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) - is the primary
professional discipline providing psychosocial services to patients, families and
caregivers facing the impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups, Inc.- a non-profit
organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and survival of cancer patients
by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials.
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) - is a coalition of national
organizations, leading health officials, and cancer survivors joined together to
analyze and help remedy the factors contributing to the higher incidence and lower
survival rate from cancer among minority and medically underserved groups in America.
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association
- government and pharmaceutical industry representatives of Europe, Japan and
the United States and that are working to standardize scientific, technical and
regulatory aspects of clinical trials and product registration.
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) - is a peer reviewed cancer information
service developed for ONS members, other healthcare providers, people with cancer
and their families and friends.
PDR.net - is a
medical and healthcare Web site created by Medical Economics Company Inc., publisher
of healthcare magazines and directories including the PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference).
Quality Assurance Review Center (QARC)- a National Data and
Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)- a non-profit,
professional organization dedicated to the advancement and continuing education
of clinical research professionals.