The Alliance is an experienced multi-institutional cancer clinical trials group that has been reorganized in response to the Institute of Medicine (lOM) consensus report and NCI directives for cooperative group reorganization. Alliance provides a comprehensive and highly efficient clinical trials infrastructure, access to experienced collaborators across all disciplines of oncology clinical trials research, and a diverse portfolio f trials for patients with breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, respiratory, central nervous systm, hematological malignancies, and selected rare tumors. Particular strengths of the Alliance include the long-standing tradition of collaborative research of the legacy members, including many who have participated in cooperative group research since its inception in 1955. The Mission of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is to reduce the impact of cancer by: - Conducting high quality multidisciplinary cancer control, prevention, and treatment trials that engage a comprehensive research network;- Furthering our understanding of the biological basis of the cancer process and its treatment;from discovery, to validation, to clinical practice;- Providing a scientific and operational infrastructure for innovative clinical and translational research in the academic and community settings.

Public Health Relevance

To reduce the impact of cancer on people by uniting a broad community of scientists and clinicians from many disciplines, committed to discovering, validating and disseminating effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements (U10)
Project #
3U10CA180821-01S2
Application #
8914898
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-GRB-I (O1))
Program Officer
Mooney, Margaret M
Project Start
2014-04-17
Project End
2019-02-28
Budget Start
2014-04-17
Budget End
2015-02-28
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$264,661
Indirect Cost
$20,250
Name
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department
Type
DUNS #
030811269
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02115
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Ligibel, Jennifer A; Barry, William T; Alfano, Catherine et al. (2017) Randomized phase III trial evaluating the role of weight loss in adjuvant treatment of overweight and obese women with early breast cancer (Alliance A011401): study design. NPJ Breast Cancer 3:37
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Holstein, Sarah A; Jung, Sin-Ho; Richardson, Paul G et al. (2017) Updated analysis of CALGB (Alliance) 100104 assessing lenalidomide versus placebo maintenance after single autologous stem-cell transplantation for multiple myeloma: a randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trial. Lancet Haematol 4:e431-e442
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Kim, Kyu-Pyo; Parise, Robert A; Holleran, Julianne L et al. (2017) Simultaneous quantitation of abiraterone, enzalutamide, N-desmethyl enzalutamide, and bicalutamide in human plasma by LC-MS/MS. J Pharm Biomed Anal 138:197-205
Campbell, Jeffrey I; Yau, Christina; Krass, Polina et al. (2017) Comparison of residual cancer burden, American Joint Committee on Cancer staging and pathologic complete response in breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: results from the I-SPY 1 TRIAL (CALGB 150007/150012; ACRIN 6657). Breast Cancer Res Treat 165:181-191
McWilliams, Robert R; Foster, Nathan R; Mahoney, Michelle R et al. (2017) North Central Cancer Treatment Group N0543 (Alliance): A phase 2 trial of pharmacogenetic-based dosing of irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and capecitabine as first-line therapy for patients with advanced small bowel adenocarcinoma. Cancer 123:3494-3501
Schild, Steven E; Hillman, Shauna L; Tan, Angelina D et al. (2017) Long-Term Results of a Trial of Concurrent Chemotherapy and Escalating Doses of Radiation for Unresectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: NCCTG N0028 (Alliance). J Thorac Oncol 12:697-703

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