The mission of the UF Health Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, or CRO, is to help deliver new and promising cancer treatments that improve the lives of our patients at the UF Health Cancer Center. The CRO provides support to our clinical investigators for the development and implementation of cancer clinical trials — facilitating the conduct of high-quality clinical research while adhering to the highest ethical standards and maintaining compliance with all governing bodies.
The Clinical Research Office is committed to supporting clinical research addressing the complex needs of the catchment area and the patients we serve, with an emphasis on providing access to novel therapies. The office provides comprehensive resources to investigators for the efficient conduct of cancer clinical research with representative inclusion of minorities, women, children and the elderly.
Currently, the clinical research program consists of the CRO and 10 disease-specific working groups (e.g., thoracic, GI, GU, neuro-oncology, hematologic malignancies). It also supports an experimental therapeutics group for early phase clinical trials as well as a Cancer Population Sciences group. These two groups support trials that may be relevant to patients across several different cancer types. Additionally, the CRO provides clinical trial support for institutions that are affiliated with UF Health, the university’s academic health center.
Thomas J. George, M.D., FACP
Associate Director of Clinical Research
UF Health Cancer Center
The Clinical Research Office provides the following services to the clinical investigators of the UF Health Cancer Center
View open clinical trials.
Each group is charged with developing and maintaining a portfolio of trials that brings forward scientific hypotheses developed in the Research Programs and is relevant to our catchment area.
This group is responsible for reviewing or providing feedback on the non-scientific aspects of a study being considered.
The PMO offers a variety of services to promote successful Investigator Initiated Trials from concept development to final result dissemination.
The SRMC provides the critical review of scientific merit, methodology and validity of statistical analyses of cancer-relevant studies prior to activation.
The DISC is a multidisciplinary committee comprised of UFHCC investigators and staff.
The Clinical Trials Auditing Team provides ongoing auditing for complex through low risk clinical trials.