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Cancer Clinical Trial Leadership and Management Program

Part of the Consortium's mission is to facilitate cross-border and transatlantic knowledge sharing. The Cancer Clinical Trials Leadership and Management Programme, a short U.S.-based training program for cancer clinical trials nurse managers from the island of Ireland, is one way the Consortium supports that goal.

How is the program structured?

Participants spend time at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and have the opportunity to tour the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, review education offerings, and meet with representatives from NCI's Center for Cancer Research, Office of Communications and Education, and Division of Cancer Prevention. Areas of focus include quality control and internal audit procedures, trial staffing and protocol adherence, and Clinical Research Nursing career paths. In addition, specific items of interest are accommodated depending on the participant's individual objectives for the program.

As well as the training at NCI, the nurse managers also visit Georgetown University Medical Center, meeting with the research nurse manager from Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the nurse manager from Georgetown's Clinical Research Unit.

Who should apply?

Cancer clinical trials nurse managers from the island of Ireland are encouraged to apply. Places will be allocated to those fitting the following criteria, listed in order of preference:

1. Manage a team of cancer trial research nurses in one of the targeted hospitals
2. Nurses with two years full-time experience in cancer trials, currently employed through ICORG-led trials and working in satellite cancer unit

Applications are invited from targeted hospitals only and the call for applications is delivered in writing to eligible stakeholders.

What does the program include?

There is no fee to attend the program. The program is offered free of charge. For those from Republic of Ireland, the Health Research Board (HRB) offers a grant towards travel, accommodation, and subsistence.

Where can I get more information about the program?

For more information about the program, please contact:

Maura O'Riordan
Center for Global Health
U.S. National Cancer Institute
c/o NCI-CGH Europe Liaison Office
Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: maura.oriordan@eortc.be