Holy Cross Hospital Nurse Among Select Group Trained in Clinical Trials
Janet E. Copen, BSN, RN, OCN, CCRP at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale was among one of 50 competitively selected professional nurses and cancer program administrators across the nation to recently receive specialized training in clinical trials.
Copen attended a comprehensive two-day course held at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York which was created through a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute and led by three major medical centers: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A distinguished faculty of researchers, educators, authors and leaders in the field addressed such topics as clinical trial design, essential elements of a protocol, ensuring quality in clinical trials, marketing clinical trials and developing an infrastructure to support clinical trials. Ongoing monthly consultations will be held following the workshop with follow-up at six, 12 and 24 months after the course.
To learn more about clinical trials at Holy Cross, visit http://cancer.holy-cross.com/cancer-clinical-trials