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Recruiting into Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Trials

Grant: U01 CA114657-0552
2008-2009

SUMMARY

This project, funded by a supplement through Dr. Amelie Ramirez’ Redes En Acción program, would use patient navigation to increase recruitment of children from the Texas-Mexico border region called the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) into hematology/oncology clinical trials. Dr. Langevin, who heads the South Texas Pediatric Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (STP-MB-CCOP), will work with Drs. Ramirez and Velez to stimulate collaboration among partner STP-MB-CCOP institutions to recruit and train a patient navigator/clinical research associate (PN/CRA) to boost clinical trial enrollment and patient satisfaction, specifically designed for the needs of LRGV pediatric hematology/oncology patients.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

  • Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
    IHPR, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

  • Ann-Marie Langevin, MD
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Luis Velez, DrPH
    IHPR, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

COLLABORATORS

  • South Texas Pediatric Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (STP-MB-CCOP)

LOCATION/SERVICE AREA

The Texas-Mexico border region

CONCLUSIONS

The project is currently under way. Once its effectiveness is evaluated, this model would be available to all STP-MB-CCOP partners to develop unique study systems to increase clinical trial enrollment in each institution.

PUBLICATIONS

In progress