University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Conducting Research on Subjects Diagnosed with, or at Risk for, Cancer

Follow these steps to prepare a cancer clinical trial to open at UCSF:

If your study has sites outside the USA, please reach out to the Global Cancer Program before proceeding with the steps below.

Step 1) Draft protocol using HDFCCC template (Click for templates)

Complete HDFCCC training

Step 2) Submit to appropriate HDFCCC Site Committee

Step 3) HDFCCC Data and Safety Monitoring Committee  (DSMC) protocol review and approval

Step 4) Submit to HDFCCC Protocol Review Committee

Submit for MCA, Budget, and Contracts

Step 5) Submit to the UCSF IRB

Step 6) Ensure all Regulatory & Contractual requirements are met

Contact HDFCCC Research Compliance to register with ct.gov and CTRP


Study Open to Accrual

Follow these steps AFTER study is open to complete the trial process:

Step 7) HDFCCC DSMC monitoring of trial

Step 8) Keep the OnCore Record up to date



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