Clinical Trials Office
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides centralized administration of all clinical trials conducted within The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). The office ensures that clinical trials conducted at the OSUCCC – James are methodologically sound, expedient and cost effective. It currently oversees more than 250 acting and pending trials.
The office specializes in protocol implementation and coordination, data and regulatory management, negotiating clinical trial agreements and developing clinical trial budgets, internal auditing, and clinical trial education.
The CTO assists investigators in the design of well-constructed clinical trials that have good accrual potential and do not overlap with existing trials. This assistance includes:
- Translating discoveries and ideas into formal protocols;
- Preparing protocols for review by institutional review boards and other committees;
- Providing quality-controls to ensure that cancer trials meet federal, state and institutional regulations;
- Training investigators and staff in the development, conduct and analysis of clinical trials;
- Developing budgets and providing financial and contract management services during the trial;
- Facilitating the enrollment of eligible patients, including those from underserved populations;
- Data management;
- Training staff in evaluating and documenting adverse events.