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Physicists' Roles and Workload for NCTN (National Clinical Trials Network) Clinical Trials

A Molineu

H Al-Hallaq
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J Monroe

A Molineu1*, H Al-Hallaq2*, J Monroe3*, (1) UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, (2) The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, (3) St. Anthony's Cancer Center, St. Louis, MO


7:30 AM : Clinical Trial Credentialing: Where to Start and Resources Available - A Molineu, Presenting Author
7:50 AM : Treatment planning and IGRT Credentialing for NRG SBRT Trials - H Al-Hallaq, Presenting Author
8:10 AM : NRG Survey of Physics Support Demands for Clinical Trials - J Monroe, Presenting Author

WE-A-108-0 (Wednesday, August 2, 2017) 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Room: 108

Institution participation in NCI sponsored clinical trials is rarely a decision made by the physicist, but the physicist must do a non-trivial amount of work to enable participation. AAPM’s Working Group on Clinical Trials together with NRG’s Medical Physics Committee are organizing a symposium, which aims to show physicists who are new to clinical trials where to start and how to get the information needed. The symposium will also give tips for more seasoned clinical trial physicists. This session will show the audience how to reach IROC Houston’s website and what needs to be done to initiate trial participation or to find credentialing requirements for a specific clinical trial. This will include an overview of phantom credentialing as well as IGRT and motion credentialing requirements. We will present an overview of some of the current clinical trials for different anatomical sites along with planning tips for these trials. Attendees will learn guidelines of how to submit data through TRIAD as well as how to participate in NTCN trials as international participants. The resources on website of Center for Innovation in Radiation Oncology’s (CIRO) of NRG will be highlighted. These resources include templates for initiating a new clinical trial, evaluation tools from different vendors for clinical trial cases prior to official submission, and atlases to aid contouring. At last, medical physicists’ manpower survey results will be shared, showing how much effort will be required to participate in clinical trials.

Learning Objectives:
1. To be able to access the following forms and to know when each is needed: Demographics Form, facility questionnaire, credentialing status inquiry form.
2. To learn the resources offered by CIRO/NRG and IROC for trial participation.
3. To learn planning tips for SBRT protocols that are proving to have tough-to-meet requirements.
4. To learn clinical trial time requirements for physicists.

Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest: This work was supported by the following grants: U24CA180803 U10CA180868 U10CA180822 PA CURE grants


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