The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is a Shared Resource (Veterinary Clinical Research Shared Resource) of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and part of the Comparative Animal Core (CAC), which is a Shared Resource supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Studies (CCTS). The office provides guidance with respect to clinical trial design, including formulation of a testable hypothesis, determination of patient entry criteria, selection of appropriate toxicity assessments, review of appropriate statistical endpoints, and development of accurate budgets. The office also confirms compliance with applicable hospital, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements. Case recruitment is enhanced by an established network of regional specialists, veterinarians, and breed clubs to assist with patient enrollment. The CTO provides education in good clinical practice (GCP), good laboratory practice (GLP), and the requirements of individual organizations sponsoring trials, and oversees and verifies correct and complete data entry and compliance with established study guidelines.
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