Data and Safety Monitoring Plan

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center (MCC) places the highest priority on ensuring the safety of subjects participating in clinical trials and on the quality of data obtained from clinical and translational research. The Data and Safety Monitoring Plan describes the procedures for all therapeutic and non-therapeutic cancer clinical trials conducted by MCC investigators.

All clinical trials involving humans and human specimens are monitored commensurate with the degree of risk involved with participation in the study. The MCC has implemented a process for routine real-time data monitoring and safety review of all trials, with a special focus upon investigator-initiated trials (IITs), which is based upon the Essential Elements of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) guidelines, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) monitoring regulations, and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines. The MCC DSMP is maintained by the Associate Director for Clinical Research and the Chair of the MCC Data and Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) and approved by the Director of the MCC. The MCC DSMP is reviewed and revised at least annually.

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Markey Cancer Center is NCI-designated

The UK Markey Cancer Center was first designated by the National Cancer Institute in 2013 – a distinction that recognizes our extraordinary ability to provide world-class care for our patients. We are the only NCI-designated cancer center in Kentucky and one of only 71 in the nation.

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