Clinical Trial Sponsors
Lake Washington Vascular
Lake Washington Vascular is the region’s center for total vein and artery health, where our vascular surgeons, specialists and diagnostic lab identify medical advances and integrate them into ever-advancing care.
NIH network revolutionizes stroke clinical research
A network of 25 regional stroke centers working with nearby satellite facilities will span the country, have teams of researchers representing every medical specialty needed for stroke care and will address the three prongs of stroke research: prevention, treatment and recovery. The Centers were announced today by the National Institutes of Health.
“The new system is intended to streamline stroke research, by centralizing approval and review, lessening time and costs of clinical trials, and assembling a comprehensive data sharing system,” said Petra Kaufmann, M.D., the associate director for clinical research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Overlake is participating as a satellite through Harborview and the University of Washington, which is one of the regional centers.
Northwest National Community Oncology Research Program; NW NCORP
Since 1983, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has extended cancer research into the community and facilitated the translation of research into evidenced-based practice through the Community Clinical Oncology Programs (CCOPs). For the past 30 years, cancer patients in the Pacific Northwest have had access to NCI-funded oncology clinical trials via two large community based research networks: Northwest CCOP and Virginia Mason CCOP.
Northwest CCOP and Virginia Mason CCOP joined last year to form the Northwest NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NW NCORP).
According to the NCI about 85% of cancer patients are treated in or near their communities. Community hospitals keep patients close to family, friends and jobs, while treatment at major cancer centers may require extended commutes or long stays away from home.
The overall purpose of the NW CCOP is to bring clinical advances through the most cutting edge research protocols to local communities. Overlake is proud to be a research partner with Northwest COOP through MultiCare.
Goals of the NW NCORP community group are:
- Accelerate access to clinical trials in "real-world" health care delivery settings for cancer patients across the lifespan (pediatrics, adolescents, young adults and adults).
- Build infrastructure for the cancer care delivery research program (CCDR) in preparation for the capacity to conduct CCDR clinical trials across the NW NCORP Network.
- Develop active strategies for enhancing interaction with NCI-supported programs.
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