This project is an outgrowth of a comprehensive review of NCI's clinical trials program for cancer treatment. Based on this review, NCI has decided to restructure the way in which the Cooperative Groups, the largest single trials program sponsored by NCI, carry out large, randomized clinical trials. The restructuring will occur in a set-wise manner by focusing on a series of demonstration projects, all of which depend heavily on the use of automated applications distributed via the Internet. The evaluation project will carefully compare the new Internet-based methods with the previous methods using descriptive and inferential analyses.
EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION:09/30/2001
AGENCY SPONSOR: National Cancer Institute
FEDERAL CONTACT: Jeffrey Abrams, 301-496-2522
PIC ID: 7482
PERFORMER: Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC