The CTSN was launched in 2007 to develop and conduct studies, mostly controlled randomized trials, to evaluated surgical interventions and related management approaches, for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The network was established to provide the rigorous evidence upon which key clinical treatment strategies could ultimately be based. However, the clinical research enterprise is generally challenging and frequent difficulties with patient recruitment, as well as retention into trials are experienced. I is well known that surgical trials are especially challenging for a variety of reasons. The CTSN has not been immune to such difficulties and although current trials are anticipated to complete enrolment within the initial grant budget, there remains a strong need for better approaches to identify, recruit, randomize, and retain patients and logistically manage cardiothoracic surgical trials. Thus, the object of this funding opportunity announcement is to solicit for experienced Core Clinical Centers that propose innovative strategies to successfully operate trials within the preview of the CTSN.

Public Health Relevance

The CTSN network elaborates trials on important questions in the field of Cardiac Surgery. Findings will allow a better treatment selection in patients suffering from cardiac diseases and ultimately enhanced patient quality of life and survival.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Research Project with Complex Structure Cooperative Agreement (UM1)
Project #
5UM1HL118007-02
Application #
8703177
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1-CSR-H (F1))
Program Officer
Miller, Marissa A
Project Start
2013-07-17
Project End
2018-01-31
Budget Start
2014-02-01
Budget End
2015-01-31
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$475,953
Indirect Cost
$35,256
Name
Laval University
Department
Type
DUNS #
208704593
City
State
PQ
Country
Canada
Zip Code