The ASCO Statement on Minimum Standards & Attributes of Exemplary Clinical Trial Sites affirms the basic standards for conducting research and describes the characteristics of exemplary clinical research sites. ASCO has assembled the Exemplary Attributes Working Group to assist research sites. Below you'll find links to helpful journal articles and resources compiled by the Group.
Exemplary Attributes of Clinical Trial Sites:
- Diversification of the Clinical Trial Mix
- High Accrual Activity
- Participation in the Clinical Trial Development Process
- Maintenance of High Educational Standards
- Quality Assurance
- Multidisciplinary Involvement in the Clinical Trial Process
- Clinical Trial Awareness Programs
Exemplary Attributes Article Series: An ongoing article series in the Journal of Oncology Practice provides practical information on how to implement the GCP guidelines and exemplary attributes.
Insurance Coverage of Clinical Trials: This resource provides information and highlights on ASCO’s policy efforts around insurance coverage for the routine patient costs for people participating in cancer clinical trials.
For Your Patients: If you are looking for resources to help your patients better understand the clinical trials process, be sure to direct them to ASCO’s patient website, Cancer.Net. The website contains an expansive section on clinical trials and offers educational resources including articles, videos, patient narratives, and search options for finding a clinical trial. These patient-oriented resources, some of which are linked below, are all free to access and some have been translated into Spanish.