Nurses as "Most Valuable Players": Teaming With the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165554
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses as "Most Valuable Players": Teaming With the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU)
Author(s):
Donovan, Cynthia
Author Details:
Cynthia Donovan, Westat, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Abstract:
Clinical trial nurses have the opportunity to be MVPs by taking advantage of the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) at their research centers. The CTSU is a five-year pilot project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to expand access and accrual to phase III cancer treatment trials and streamline clinical trials management. To accomplish these goals, the CTSU has developed a web-based system to centralize regulatory and administrative tasks performed by NCI-sponsored adult cooperative groups. After activating their memberships with the CTSU (at www.ctsu.org), nurses will find efficient and effective tools on the web site to facilitate clinical trial management. In addition, they will have easy access to protocols, protocol-related forms, and patient educational materials. The protocol-specific materials provided online include schema, overview, study calendar, and "fast fact" sheet that outlines the eligibility requirements and treatment plan. Nurses can use these resources as a concise reference when screening patients. The materials can also be used to describe the protocol to potential patients and to educate research staff. CTSU membership will also provide the nurse with e-mail announcements communicating timely updates regarding protocol activation, closure, and amendments for clinical trials available on the CTSU menu. Nurses can also present treatment options to patients by identifying trials that may not be otherwise offered through their own cooperative group or intergroup mechanisms. Oncology nurses are invited to become CTSU members and join the team encouraging participation in the nation's cancer clinical trials program. When nurses play their vital "MVP" role on the team, they help support progress made through cancer clinical trails.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses as "Most Valuable Players": Teaming With the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Cynthiaen_US
dc.author.detailsCynthia Donovan, Westat, Rockville, Maryland, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165554-
dc.description.abstractClinical trial nurses have the opportunity to be MVPs by taking advantage of the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) at their research centers. The CTSU is a five-year pilot project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to expand access and accrual to phase III cancer treatment trials and streamline clinical trials management. To accomplish these goals, the CTSU has developed a web-based system to centralize regulatory and administrative tasks performed by NCI-sponsored adult cooperative groups. After activating their memberships with the CTSU (at www.ctsu.org), nurses will find efficient and effective tools on the web site to facilitate clinical trial management. In addition, they will have easy access to protocols, protocol-related forms, and patient educational materials. The protocol-specific materials provided online include schema, overview, study calendar, and "fast fact" sheet that outlines the eligibility requirements and treatment plan. Nurses can use these resources as a concise reference when screening patients. The materials can also be used to describe the protocol to potential patients and to educate research staff. CTSU membership will also provide the nurse with e-mail announcements communicating timely updates regarding protocol activation, closure, and amendments for clinical trials available on the CTSU menu. Nurses can also present treatment options to patients by identifying trials that may not be otherwise offered through their own cooperative group or intergroup mechanisms. Oncology nurses are invited to become CTSU members and join the team encouraging participation in the nation's cancer clinical trials program. When nurses play their vital "MVP" role on the team, they help support progress made through cancer clinical trails.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:46Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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