Clinical research procedures at The University of Arizona Cancer Center are accomplished by clinical research teams. Each team consists of disease-specific physician investigators, research nurses, clinical research coordinators/data managers, and a regulatory assistant (IRB coordinator). Led by a physician principal leader, each research team is responsible for:
- Protocol review and program development;
- Protocol processing through Scientific Review Committee (SRC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB);
- Coordination of study process including patient consent, registration, education, clinical intervention, assessment and toxicity management;
- Data acquisition, data management and quality control to ensure the safety and welfare of participants.