Monitoring Oncology Trials

Monitoring for Oncology Trials- 3 day seminar

Advanced therapeutic area training is essential for monitors working on complex oncology trials. This 3-day course prepares CRAs for the challenges of monitoring in the oncology field. The course begins with an overview of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Next, the course will explore the design and management of oncology trials. Finally, students will apply the MRM Step Methodâ„¢ to oncology case studies. This course is designed for CRAs with a minimum of 6 months monitoring experience, but is open to all students.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe an overview of the Oncology therapeutic area.
  • Identify techniques in monitoring safety data using the CTCAE grading system.
  • Discuss the oncology monitoring method and tools to permit a systematic approach to complex trials.
  • List common GCP issues and methods of securing compliance.

Daily Agenda / Course Topics


I. Oncology Overview

    • Characteristics of Cancer
    • Cancer Terminology
    • Cancer Classification
  • DIAGNOSIS: Medical History, Physical Exam, Lab Tests, Tumor Markers, X-Rays, Imaging, Nuclear Scans, Ultrasound, Endoscopies, Pathology, and Operative Reports
  • STAGING: Extent of Disease & Summary Staging
  • TREATMENT: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Biologics, Combination Treatments with stem cells


II. Oncology Trials

  • Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria
  • Endpoints
  • Dose Modifications & Holds
  • Common AEs & Toxicities
  • Pediatric Trails
  • Regulatory & GCP Obligations


III. Monitoring Oncology Trials

  • Monitor Method & Tools
  • Documentation & ALCOA
  • EMR Auditing
  • Informed Consent
  • Monitoring Medications & Dosing
  • Monitoring AEs & Toxicities: CTCAE Grading & Special Data Handling

IV. Hands-on Monitoring Activity

Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for individuals with a minimum of 6 months clinical research experience. CRAs that do not have formal training, but are interested in learning skills that will enhance their monitoring activities and those who are transitioning into a CRA position will benefit from this course.

Dates / Times / Accommodations

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Contact Hours

Florida State provider #50-11408, provider approved by the California board of registered nursing, provider #CEP 13617 for 16.5 contact hours. credits can be applied to acrp certification.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Cancellations by registrants must be provided in writing prior to the start date of the seminar, such registrants shall receive a credit voucher toward a future MRM seminar. Companies may substitute someone registered with another participant at any time. MRM reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to poor enrollment or acts of nature and shall not be responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs. MRM shall offer a credit voucher to a future seminar or a complete refund for MRM Seminar cancellations. Seminar topics and speakers may be subject to change without any prior notice.