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Oncology Research

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2019 Agenda

Friday, September 27, 1:15 to 2:00                                       

Strategies for Improvement and Alignment of Clinical Research with FACT Requirements: The UHN Research Experience 

Cellular therapy is now increasingly developing and growing at an exponential rate. Clinical research, having always been at the crux of its development, is now experiencing research projects that are very quickly becoming a standard of care. The FACT (Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) standards, previously applicable to HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplant), now include new standards specific to the use of Immune Effector Cells (IEC). Application of these standards to the research domains is a daunting and challenging task. This talk will speak to this challenge, as experienced by the UHN Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), and will share strategies for integration, adherence to the standards, and considerations for the future. 109

Presenter: Harminder Kaur-Singh, Hons BSc, BA, CPHQ, SSGB, Research Quality Associate, University Health Network

Sabeeha Mukit, MBBS, MS, Medical Writer,

Northwestern University

Track: Oncology Research

Friday, September 27, 2:05 to 2:50                                  

Intratumoral Injection Trials: IR Experience

Injecting cancer treatments have shown promise in clinical trials, whether through vaccines or direct intratumoral injections. This presentation is an overview of the management and coordination of intratumoral injection trials wherein procedures were performed by faculty members of the Interventional Radiology Department of MD Anderson Cancer Center. In the past couple of years, the IR Department has been challenged with the growing demands of Phase I and Phase II intratumoral injection trials, which were primarily driven by different departments such as Investigational Cancer Therapeutics/Phase I, Melanoma, Sarcoma and others.  111

Presenter: Maria Briones, MD, CCRP, Clinical Research Team Lead, Interventional Radiology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Track: Oncology Research 

Friday, September 27, 3:25 to 4:10                                                       

Putting Everything in Perspective: What You Need to Know to Survive in Clinical Trial Management

Ms. Stewart will discuss information from the data management side and regulatory side of managing clinical trials. Ways to navigate requests from sponsors/CROs will also be presented. 113

Presenter: Diandra Stewart, BS, CCRP, Clinical Research Associate, Cancer Centers of SW Oklahoma

Track: Oncology Research

Friday, September 27, 4:15 to 5:00                                       

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Pros and Cons 

Nowadays an increasing number of patients from various age groups are moving to integrative medicine (IM). IM is a coordinated approach that uses Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and conventional therapies. Patients may not discuss its use with their healthcare providers. These therapies may enhance or interfere with traditional cancer treatments. Healthcare providers should focus on strategies for effective communication with patients to discuss the use of CAM and notify about risks and benefits associated with it. 115

Presenter: Rashmi Pande, BDS, MS, CCRP, Drug Safety Scientist, Pharma Consulting LLC 

 Track: Oncology Research