Clinical Trials Office Organizational Overview
The primary mission of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO), as identified in the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG), is to assist Cancer Center investigators develop, activate and complete scientifically-meritorious clinical trials in an efficient, cost-effective and technically-sound manner. The goal of the CTO is to support high quality clinical research that meets the objectives of the VICC.
The CTO is under the direction of Vicki Keedy, M.D., Medical Director. The CTO reports directly to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Oversight of the CTO operations is assigned to Debra Wujcik, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Administrative Director, to ensure enhanced services and to streamline effort to open trials and accelerate accrual growth.
The major areas of responsibility of the CTO include:
protocol support services including activation and monitoring;
data management; and
provision of research nursing support.