Accession Number:

ADA422777

Title:

The UCLA-Community Breast Cancer Collaborative Clinical Translational Research Program

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 28 Sep 2002-27 Sep 2003

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Our hypothesis has been that four elements are required to exploit the opportunities provided by recent advances 1 the development of consortia of community physicians committed to the study of novel approaches to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer 2 the provision of an infrastructure composed of clinical trials personnel 3 the involvement of an academic center committed to community-based research and possessed of expertise in basic research, statistics, data management, and regulatory support and 4 partnerships with pharmaceutical companies involved in the discovery and manufacture of novel agents. Since the initiation of this infrastructure award, we have continued to expand on our previous success in the UCLA-Community Oncology Research Network UCLA-CORN through 1 the recruitment of additional research sites, increasing access for women from underserved populations, 2 the initiation of translational research protocols relevant to the breast cancer problem and 3 an overall increase in accrual to breast cancer research protocols in the UCLA-CORN.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE