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Clinical Trials Office


This office provides investigators with a broad range of services to assist in the initiation and conduct of clinical trials. Services include the following:

  • Regulatory
  • Facilitating approval of clinical trial agreements by appropriate hospital and university departments
  • Budget preparation and review
  • Negotiation of budget with pharmaceutical companies
  • Protocol-related nursing care for patients on Phase I and II protocols, including eligibility screening, clinical assessment and follow-up, phlebotomy, pharmacokinetics and real time specimen preparation and monitoring of serious or adverse events
  • Data management services, including verification of patient eligibility, completion of case report forms, and completion of flow sheets and forms required by the National Cancer Institute, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center or other regulatory agencies; follow-up data collection after completion of the treatment phase
  • Quality Assurance
  • Education for investigators and clinical trial staff
  • Other services

Contact for Information

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Clinical Trials Unit
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Clinical Trials Unit

Michael Gibson, MD
Medical Director

Josephine Chan, PhD 
Administrative Director

Mikkael Sekeres, MD
Medical Director

Denise R. Dawson
Administrative Director 


Smitha S. Krishnamurthi, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology