The Research Pharmacy Core has a well-developed system for the monitoring, coordination, and support of research pharmacy activities at DF/HCC member institutions. This facility has been approved and funded by the CCSG since 2004, when it received excellent merit. The Core assures consistency in policies across the sites (including policies relating to the receipt, storage, formulation, and dispensation of investigational agents), facilitates best practices, and monitors perfonnance through a quality assurance program coordinated through the inter-institutional Research Pharmacy Core Committee. The Research Pharmacy participates in the DF/HCC Scientific Review and Monitoring Committees (PRMS) and Data and Safety Monitoring (DSM) program, as well as other relevant Cancer Center clinical trials oversight, monitoring, and policy initiatives.

Public Health Relevance

The Research Pharmacy enables DF/HCC clinical investigators to conduct cancer-relevant research with a minimum of organizational encumbrances and differences in practice. The Research Pharmacy serves as a central point for the unification and integration of research-related pharmacy activities, fostering a coordinated clinical trials program within a multi-institution Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA006516-49
Application #
8601512
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
49
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$199,474
Indirect Cost
$60,776
Name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
076580745
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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