Academic and Community Cancer Research United

A cancer research network conducting clinical trials that translate the latest

discoveries into new therapies for cancer treatment and symptom management

Research services

ACCRU provides a full range of clinical trial development and management services.

 

Protocol development and project management

Research protocol specialists oversee scientific protocol development and study management from initial concept development to final data collection.

 

Site identification, management and audit

ACCRU provides complete site management, including site selection, continuous site monitoring and periodic site audits.

 

Patient enrollment and data management

Experienced data management personnel enroll patients, collect clinical trial data and ensure quality control.

 

Regulatory management

ACCRU’s experienced staff, regulatory document management system and quality assurance procedures ensure that all clinical trial regulatory requirements are fulfilled using a streamlined, cost efficient system.

Our services include:

 

  • Maintaining general and study-specific personnel and institutional regulatory documents for all network members
  • Facilitating completion of study-specific regulatory requirements
  • Managing investigational new drug (IND) regulatory forms and data submission requirements

 

Electronic clinical trial data systems

  • Patient registration — Remote registration and randomization systems validate Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, patient eligibility and user access.
  • Remote data capture and real-time quality assurance — Electronic data systems capture clinical trial data and provide protocol-specific query lists, data timeline standards, online reporting and an automated real-time toxicity monitoring system. Electronic data collection is through the Medidata RAVE system, a 21 CFR Part 11-compliant industry standard.

 

Biostatistics

ACCRU provides full-service (initial concept through final reporting) biostatistics. Our staff includes nine ACCRU-affiliated Ph.D. biostatisticians and a statistical group of over 40 statisticians, all with expertise in supporting clinical trials phase I-IV. ACCRU statisticians have extensive experience working with the FDA and maintaining a wide-ranging portfolio of methodological work in clinical trial design, biomarker-based trials, survival analysis, endpoint assessment and evaluation of patient reported outcomes.

 

Radiological image management

Central image collection, archiving and review for clinical studies are available for all ACCRU studies.

 

Pharmacy services

ACCRU offers a central pharmacy service, along with quality-control systems for medication order fulfillment, shipment and reconciliation.

 

Contact us to learn more about our research services.