The principal objectives of this grant are to secure funding to support the clinical research activity of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to facilitate patient accrual to ECOG trials, and to expand the scientific and administrative contributions made to ECOG by Vanderbilt investigators.
The specific aims of the proposal are: 1) to increase participation in ECOG sponsored clinical trials, 2) to further increase the scientific and administrative contributions to ECOG by Vanderbilt investigators, 3) to continue the development of innovative treatment programs for common solid tumors and hematologic malignancies, 4) to provide basic science expertise for correlative laboratory projects attached to ECOG trials and 5) to maintain a high level of data quality and management for which this institution is known. These goals will be achieved through the close interaction of investigators from medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and the section of surgical sciences. The interactions between Vanderbilt and other ECOG institutions will be facilitated by the presence of Vanderbilt investigators on ECOG disease oriented and modality committees. The Vanderbilt-lngram Comprehensive Cancer Center has in place all the necessary elements for the successful execution of cooperative group clinical trials including an outstanding data management staff, excellent outpatient and inpatient facilities in which this work will be undertaken and a long history of cooperative group participation.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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