The Protocol Review and Monitoring System (PRMS) is an essential component for the conduct of clinical cancer research at the UNM Cancer Center. The PRMS serves to scientifically review and then monitor clinical oncology protocols at the UNM Cancer Center, under the overall supervision of the Clinical Research Committee of the UNM Cancer Center. This Clinical Research Committee serves to supervise and integrate all clinical oncology research efforts at the UNM Cancer Center. The PRMS is made up of two major components, the Protocol Review Committee (directed by Royce) and the Protocol Monitoring Committee (directed by Muller). The Protocol Review Committee (here termed the Medical and Scientific Review Committee) reviews clinical oncology protocols for scientific feasibility and merit. There were 112 protocols submitted for scientific review at the UNM Medical and Scientific Review Committee. Of these 6 were declined by this Committee, and 14 protocols were withdrawn. There were 100 protocols scientifically approved and submitted to Institutional Review Boards for ethical review. In the FY 2008/9, 111 protocols were approved by Institutional Review Boards, and 103 protocols of these were activated for patient accrual. The Protocol Monitoring Committee follows clinical protocols after they are open for accruals, adverse events, and endpoints. This committee has the authority to close protocols if appropriate based on accrual, adverse events, and other rationales. The Protocol Monitoring Committee closed 16 protocols, mainly for poor accrual, while others were closed by the Sponsor or Principle Investigator or by reaching target accruals. In summary, the responsibilities of the PRMS include: 1) Defining and implementing review criteria for all new cancer research protocols, 2) Reviewing the on-going progress of protocols to assure timely and effective performance, 3) Nominating eligible protocols for Protocol-Specific Research Support, and 4) Promoting multi-disciplinary integration of Cancer Center clinical and translational research.

Public Health Relevance

A major goal of the UNM Cancer Center is to develop new treatments for cancer patients. These new treatments must be tested in patients using clinical trials before general use. However, such clinical trials must be reviewed and monitored to make sure that they represent the best possible new treatment for cancer patients, in order to protect those patients and to make the best use of resources. The Protocol Review and Monitoring System performs this function. It enhances both clinical research development and the safety of patients on clinical trials.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA118100-09
Application #
8545094
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
9
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$43,219
Indirect Cost
Name
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
829868723
City
Albuquerque
State
NM
Country
United States
Zip Code
87131
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