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Clinical Research Office

The Clinical Research Office (CRO) coordinates activities and provides oversight for clinical research studies conducted by cancer center members. The CRO is located on the cancer center's fourth floor and it is formed by the Therapeutics Research Office (TRO), the Prevention Research Office (PRO) and the Recruitment Office (RO). It works in close collaboration with the Regulatory Affairs Office (RAO) and the Informatics services. Specifi­cally, the objectives of the Shared Resource are to:

  • Facilitate protocol activation and give protocol support to cancer-related research studies
  • Facilitate training of relevant clinicians and research staff regarding protocol parameters
  • Facilitate protocol management and conduct of therapeutic, prevention and intervention trials
  • Promote awareness and facilitate dissemination of information about active clinical trials to cancer center healthcare providers and investigators
  • Facilitate screening/enrollment of potential candidates onto clinical trials
  • Provide central informatics services and accurate reporting for cancer center clinical research protocols
  • Generate an adequate protocol portfolio targeting the existing patient population and prioritizing by protocol type (investigator initiated, national cooperative groups and industry sponsored)
  • Perform quality assurance, research compliance and adherence to GCP through internal or external auditing and monitoring as appropriate
  • Comply with mandatory protocol listing/reporting to the general public

Learn how the cancer center's clinical trials research efforts are being enhanced by a $5-million gift from Orange County philanthropists Sue and Ralph Stern ›

Services Provided

  • Supports protocol activation including submission for CRAC, CTPRMC and IRB review
  • Supports training of relevant clinicians and personnel regarding protocol parameters
  • Informed consent process
  • Eligibility verifi­cation
  • Registration and randomization
  • Coordination of all required interventions throughout subject enrollment, (either therapeutic, preventative or intervention trials)
  • Ensures drug accountability through research pharmacists
  • Coordinates study procedures with clinic nurses
  • Accurate recording and reporting of clinical outcome and toxicityon OnCore
  • Preparation and assistance of internal and external monitoring, as well as internal and external reporting for CCSG compliance and internal strategic planning
  • The office management team facilitates analysis and decision making at different levels of protocol review and prepares technical support for Disease Oriented Teams

Further Information

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Director: TBN

Facility manager: Janis DeJohn
Phone: 714-456-6056

Finance manager: Jacqueline Orozco
Phone: 714-456-6318

Services available to investigators at the Clinical Research Office.