Clinical Research Core
The Clinical Research Core in the University of Iowa/Mayo Clinic Lymphoma SPORE provides centralized, coordinated support for clinical research performed as part of the translational research studies within the SPORE.
The core's role includes supporting investigation of lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that may cause lymphoma, and supporting the study of tumor factors that predict response to treatment and survival.
Specific functions of the Clinical Research Core include:
- Coordinating and performing Lymphoma SPORE clinical trials protocols, including developing clinical trials, assisting in patient accrual, managing protocol amendments and providing quality control of data
- Coordinating observational epidemiology protocols and partnering with the Molecular Epidemiology Resource on population science research in lymphoma to obtain consent from patients newly diagnosed with lymphoma and to abstract and enter clinical and epidemiologic data
The directors of the Clinical Research Core are:
- Thomas M. Habermann, M.D., of Mayo Clinic
- Brian K. Link, M.D., of the University of Iowa