Development of clinical trials in a cooperative group setting: the eastern cooperative oncology group.

@article{Dilts2008DevelopmentOC,
  title={Development of clinical trials in a cooperative group setting: the eastern cooperative oncology group.},
  author={David Dilts and Alan B. Sandler and Steven Kunyuan Cheng and Joshua S. Crites and Lori B. Ferranti and Amy Y Wu and Robert I. Gray and Jean K MacDonald and Donna M Marinucci and Robert Comis},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={3427-33}
}
PURPOSE We examine the processes and document the calendar time required to activate phase II and III clinical trials by an oncology group: the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). METHODS Setup steps were documented by (a) interviewing ECOG headquarters and statistical center staff, and committee chairs, (b) reviewing standard operating procedure manuals, and (c) inspecting study records, documents, and e-mails to identify additional steps. Calendar time was collected for each major… CONTINUE READING

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