Abstract Winners Selected for AACI CRI Meeting

The AACI Clinical Research Initiative Steering Committee has selected three abstracts from 33 submissions for formal presentation at the 9th Annual AACI CRI Meeting, July 12-13, in Chicago. The winning abstract authors represent: The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System; Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health and Carbone Cancer Center; Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System; and, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Thirty-three abstracts were submitted and the AACI CRI Steering Committee thanks everyone for their participation. The concepts presented illustrate the creative and thoughtful methods that are being employed at AACI cancer centers to address clinical trials process issues. All submitted abstracts can be viewed here.

The three winning abstracts, which will be presented individually during a formal meeting program session, are:

First PlaceEnsuring PEAK Training and Compliance in Cancer Clinical Trials
Richa Upadhyay, MD, Lediona Ardolli MA, Rosemarie Gagliardi MPH, cEdD, Donna Berizzi RN, MSN, OCN, Matthew Galsky, MD and Ajai Chari - The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System

Second PlaceImproving Reproducibility of Quantitative Imaging Endpoints
Daniel C. Sullivan, MD; Michael Boss, PhD; Thomas L. Chenevert, PhD; Edward F. Jackson, PhD; Alexander Guimaraes, MD, PhD - Duke Cancer Institute Duke University Medical Center; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health and Carbone Cancer Center; Knight Cancer Institute/Oregon Health & Sciences University

Third PlaceImplementing a Research Nurse Model for the Clinical Trials Office (CTO)
Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP; Joanne Mancini, RN, CCRP; Cathy Galasso, RN, OCN, CCRP - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami; Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

All abstract authors have been invited to present a poster at the 9th Annual CRI Meeting’s poster session. More information about the meeting is available at aaci-cancer.org/cri_meeting.