Research

Clinical Research Resources

The large effort under way at the Siteman Cancer Center to discover more about the origins, prevention, development and treatment of cancer is focused on translating research advances in the laboratory to advances in patient care. Clinical trials are an important step in that process. At any given time, Siteman offers more than 500 therapeutic clinical trials, each carefully monitored and regulated to safeguard patient safety and privacy.

To search for clinical trials available at Siteman, visit our clinical trials search page. You may search for trials by disease type, keyword, principal investigator and protocol number.

Physicians, researchers and employees affiliated with Siteman also may have access to clinical trials information in the cancer center’s administrative database. Access to the database is subject to approval and limited to those on the Washington University Medical Center campus. For more information, please contact Amanda DeMoss – demossa1@wudosis.wustl.edu.

For information about how Siteman monitors and regulates clinical trials, click on the links below:

Siteman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Core Education Program

Internal education and training

The Siteman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Core Education Program conducts a variety of educational sessions for new hires and established staff.  Initially all new hires (in all job positions) receive the basic New Hire Orientation which consists of 3 sessions that are 3 hours each.  Topics range from performance expectations, to protocol interpretation, informed consent process, research ethics and data integrity.  Within a month, these sessions are followed by educational sessions targeting specific job roles and responsibilities (clinical, data, etc.).  A comprehensive exam is completed by new staff pre and post orientation and again at 5 months to measure effectiveness of the education program.  All staff are required to attend annual refreshers on informed consent and eligibility and whenever an event triggers an educational opportunity.  These sessions are in addition to mandatory university requirements such as CITI and HIPAA training.

Education for external sites

The Siteman Cancer Center Clinical Trials Core Education Program also offers an 8 hour educational opportunity for external sites interested in general education for oncology clinical research.  Topics include an overview of clinical research, research ethics, protocol interpretation, eligibility, informed consent process, data management, review of common lab values and interpretation, chemotherapy orders, Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) and reportable events.  This general education is followed by a “real world” shadowing session with role playing, form completion and a tour of the clinical research facilities.

For more information please contact Amanda DeMoss at demossa@wudosis.wustl.edu 314-747-4536.