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  • Updated: 08/25/2011

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Clinical Trials

Cancer Clinical Trials Basics
Format: Web-based self study, 4 modules
Time: Self-paced

The learning objectives of this course are:

  • Describe how cancer clinical trials advance cancer care
  • Describe the basics of clinical trials
  • Describe how clinical trials are sponsored
  • Describe six programs supported by NCI that conduct cancer clinical trials
  • Learn how to locate clinical trials appropriate to the patient population
  • Learn what a clinician's role is in clinical trials
Including Clinical Trials In Your Practice
Format: Web-based self-study, 8 modules
Time: About 2 hours and 15 minutes

This Web-based course covers these topics:

  • Evaluating the option of becoming a clinical trials investigator
  • Registering and credentialing
  • Strategies for establishing and training the research team
  • Locating sources of funding and identifying an IRB
  • Patient recruitment, enrollment and eligibility verification
  • Record keeping and reporting requirements
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Working with referring clinicians
Improving Accrual to Clinical Trials (AccrualNet)
Format: Web-based tool
Time: Personal choice

AccrualNet is a professional community of practice for clinical trial accrual.It provides suppot at every stage of a clinical trial, including:

  • Planning a clinical trial
  • Recruiting and retaining participants
  • Closing a clinical trial
  • Analyzing the data from a clinical trial

Protecting Human Research Participants
Format: Web-based self study
Time: About 3 hours

This online training addresses:

  • The principles used to define ethical research using human participants
  • The regulations, policies, and guidance that describe the implementation of those principles

Translational Research

Translational Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO) Course
Format: Videocast
Time: Personal choice

The Translational Research in Oncology Course (TRACO) is designed to provide the following general principles about cancer:

  • Cancer biology
  • Cancer treatment
  • Epidemiology of cancer
  • Mechanisms of resistance
  • Cancer metastasis
  • Use of preclinical models
  • Identification of novel molecular targets

Other Research Training

National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) Web Tutorial
Format: Online tutorial
Time: Self-paced

NCI Dietary Measurement Error Webinar Series
Format: Webinar Series, 12 tutorials
Time: Self-paced

The Dietary Measurement Error Webinar Series is intended for nutritionists, epidemiologists, statisticians, graduate students, and others interested in measurement error intake data. The goal of the webinar series is to provide participants an understanding of:

  • Sources and magnitudes of dietary measurement errors
  • How measurement error may affect estimates of usual dietary intake distributions
  • How measurement error may affect analyses of diet-health relationships
  • How the effects of measurement error may be mitigated.

caBIG® Training Portal
Format: Online course catalogue database, online tutorials, PDFs, and PowerPoint slides with speaker’s notes
Time: Personal choice