The ASCO Community Research Forum (CRF) is a solution-oriented venue for community research sites to overcome barriers to conducting clinical trials. Each year, the CRF council, comprising ASCO member volunteers, selects topic areas and specific solution-oriented projects for working groups to make the projects a reality. These projects address challenges related to conducting clinical research in the community setting. Ultimately, the CRF and its initiatives facilitate community-based research.
The CRF released several online tools and resources over the past year to help cancer researchers and their staffs conduct and manage clinical trials. Resources include:
These tools and resources can be found at asco.org/practice-research/community-research-forum.
ASCO’s 2015 Community Research Forum Annual Meeting
The need for specific resources is typically identified through feedback received from participants at the CRF’s Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting, scheduled for September 20 to 21, 2015, will host presentations and panels geared toward health care professionals who conduct cancer clinical trials in a community
This meeting provides a unique forum for community-based researchers and research staff to discuss barriers and propose solutions to common challenges in conducting research, as well as provide input on ASCO programs and policy issues affecting clinical research. It also provides an exclusive opportunity for participants to network and collaborate with investigators and research staff from all types of community-based research sites and programs.
Learn more about the Community Research Forum at asco.org/practice-research/community-research-forum. ■
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