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37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials

The Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) is an international and multidisciplinary society of individuals who share a passion and commitment to advancing the methodology and conduct of clinical trials. The Society's function as a forum to discuss and debate the role of clinical trials in the research enterprise has never been more important as we are faced with the challenges of designing efficient trials to address the most compelling clinical questions in a research environment characterized by limited resources and information overload. Implicit in the mandate of designing efficient trials is the need to demonstrate the value or usefulness of randomized clinical trials to the consumers of this research.

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials was held May 15-18 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The SCT Annual Meeting is known for providing outstanding presentations from across the spectrum of clinical trials and this year was no exception! The CCTG Central Operations and Statistics Centre is delighted to have been represented by a number of staff with oral presentations and posters covering a wide range of topics in clinical trials.
  • Implementation of a Web-Based Screen Failure Log with Real-Time Data Collection and Assessment Facilitated Timely Modification of Eligibility Criteria in an Adjuvant Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Trial - Carolyn Wilson
  • Practical Implementation of an Adaptive Clinical Trial Design in a Multi-Stage Randomized Phase II Study of Novel Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive B-Cell Lymphoma: Canadian Cancer Trials Group LY.17 - Chad Winch
  • Patient Retention in Clinical Trials: The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) Experience with Withdrawal of Consent and Lost to Follow Up - Gail McDonald
  • Launching the Canadian Cancer Trials Group Site Training Initiative - Marina Djurfeldt
  • Development of a Collaborative Approach to Accrual of Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer to Clinical Trials in Canada: A Joint Report from the Pediatric C17 Council and The Adult Canadian Cancer Trials Group - Magda Monreal
  • Integrating Patient / Public Involvement in the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) - Judy Needham (Lay Representative Chair)
  • Provincial Centralized Research Ethics Boards: How a Canadian Clinical Trials Sponsor Supports the Quebec Model - Jennifer Snyder
  • Academic Cooperative Group Implementation of the Initiative to Streamline Clinical Trials - Meghan Engbretson
For more information on the SCT and this year?s Annual Meeting, please visit: http://www.sctweb.org/public/home.cfm

37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials