Abbreviations and Acronyms

AACR—American Association for Cancer Research

ASCO—American Society of Clinical Oncology

CALGB—Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B

CCOP—Community Clinical Oncology Program

CMS—Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CRO—Contract Research Organization

CTEP—Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program

CTSU—Clinical Trials Support Unit

DCTD—Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the NCI

ECOG—Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

EMERSE—Electronic Medical Record Search Engine

ERISA—Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act

FDA—Food and Drug Administration

HCPCS—Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System

HIPAA—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

IND—Investigational New Drug

IOM—Institute of Medicine

IRB—Institutional Review Board



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Abbreviations and Acronyms AACR—American Association for Cancer Research ASCO—American Society of Clinical Oncology CALGB—Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B CCOP—Community Clinical Oncology Program CMS—Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CRO—Contract Research Organization CTEP—Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program CTSU—Clinical Trials Support Unit DCTD—Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the NCI ECOG—Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group EMERSE—Electronic Medical Record Search Engine ERISA—Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act FDA—Food and Drug Administration HCPCS—Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System HIPAA—Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act IND—Investigational New Drug IOM—Institute of Medicine IRB—Institutional Review Board 0

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0 MULTI-CENTER PHASE III CLINICAL TRIALS NCCTG—North Central Cancer Treatment Group NCI—National Cancer Institute NCPF—National Cancer Policy Forum NCRN—National Cancer Research Network NDA—New Drug Application NHS—National Health Service NSABP—National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project OHRP—Office for Human Research Protections PAIR—Patient Advocates in Research RTOG—Radiation Therapy Oncology Group SAE—serious adverse event SPORE—Specialized Programs of Research Excellence SWOG—Southwest Oncology Group VA—Department of Veterans Affairs