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Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee

The Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee (SC) was established in April 2006. The core committee membership includes representatives from the NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Bases, R01 investigators, community oncologists, biostatisticians, patient advocates, and NCI Staff.

The Role of the Committee is to:

  • review and prioritize management intervention clinical trial concepts to be conducted through the NCORP mechanism, and
  • convene Clinical Trial Planning Meetings (CTPM) to identify critical questions and prioritize key strategies related to side effects of cancer, cancer treatment, and patients quality of life.

Roster of Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life (SxQOL) Steering Committee (SC) members
Michael J. Fisch, M.D., M.P.H., and Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H. Co-chairs

Clinical Trials Planning Meetings (CTPMs)

The Goal of CTPMs is to:

  • identify strategic directions for clinical trials in a specific field
    • reach consensus on the most important clinical trials to conduct;
    • identify portfolio gaps and emerging scientific opportunities;
    • identify innovative trial design opportunities;
  • facilitate innovation and collaboration among the broad oncology community active in the specific cancer under study

List of Clinical Trial Planning Meetings (CTPM) Executive Summaries and Publications

Protocols

To search all active clinical trials, go to: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/search

CCCT Contact: Susan Rossi, Ph.D., M.P.H.