Clinical trials are responsible for the advancements made in cancer care. An interdepartmental work group at a major academic cancer hospital developed a process for the consistent communication and implementation of clinical trial amendments. This process ensures improved patient safety, as well as high-quality research.
AT A GLANCE
- Clinical trials lead to advancements in cancer care, including improvements in cancer-related morbidity and mortality.
- Standardizing communication and developing a process for applying treatment plan changes improves patient safety and decreases errors.
- The process developed and successfully implemented at a large academic cancer center ensures accurate and timely implementation of clinical trial amendments.