Community Research Forum

 

Uniting Community-Based Researchers

ASCO's Community Research Forum provides an opportunity for community-based physician investigators and their research staff to unite and develop solutions to common challenges to conducting research.

JUST RELEASED! ASCO Research Program Quality Assessment Tool: Basics for a Quality Community-Based Research Site

ASCO’s Community Research Forum has recently released the ASCO Research Program Quality Assessment Tool. The Tool is designed to help community-based research sites exceed the minimum standards of conducting clinical research and provides an overview of ASCO’s recommendations for the important components of an internal quality assessment program. A checklist tool is also provided to help sites conduct an assessment of whether their program includes these important components. The quality components are largely based on the ASCO Statement on Minimum Standards and Exemplary Attributes of Clinical Trial Sites (Zon et al, JCO, 2008). To access the Tool, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE! Community Research Forum Annual Meeting - September 28 and 29, 2014 - Bringing Community-Based Researchers Together to Advance Cancer Research

The Annual Meeting of the Community Research Forum will take place September 28 and 29, 2014 at ASCO headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The meeting provides an opportunity for community-based researchers and research staff to: network and collaborate with investigators and research staff from all types of community-based research sites and programs, discuss barriers and propose solutions to common challenges in conducting research, and provide input on ASCO programs and policy issues impacting clinical research. Registration will open in May, so stay tuned to this page!

Learn More!

To learn more about the Forum and its initiatives, please refer to the tabs below. Please also feel welcome to contact Patricia Hurley at patricia.hurley@asco.org.

 

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