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Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

Jessica M.J. Rhee, MD,MS, Medical Director
Kate Bryant-Greenwood, Clinical Manger

Mission Statement

To reduce the burden of cancer for the people of Hawai`i, the Pacific, and globally by providing access to innovative clinical trials

Vision Statement

To find a cure for cancer through clinical trials

Core Values

Integrity, Commitment, Excellence

Staffed by highly-trained professional research personnel, the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) is a central office that provides infrastructure and operational support for cancer clinical trials at the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and Hawai'i Cancer Consortium, which at any given time has approximately 150 cancer clinical trials. CTO personnel are available to assist both faculty and industry sponsors throughout the entire lifecycle of a protocol from inception to study closeout. We are the central point of contact, coordinating with investigational pharmacy, laboratory, nursing, NCI, investigational sites, and other collaborating academic institutions.

CTO services include:

Study Coordination
  • Regulatory services
  • Complete new IRB submissions and amendments
  • Process safety reports
  • Assist with reporting
Fiscal Services
  • Develop and negotiate budgets and amendments for trials with industry sponsorship
  • Provide post award support to research staff
Protocol Development
  • Develop investigator-initiated protocols
  • Negotiate for novel agents with industry sponsorship
Education and Training of Clinical Trial Staff
  • Provide regular educational meeting for research staff
  • Conduct orientation for new hires
  • Produce clinical research newsletter & email communications
Clinical Research Group Support
  • Oversee clinical research group flowcharts and webpages
  • Post trial listing to UHCC website. and NCI CTRP
OnCore Database
  • Facilitate data collection and reporting of clinical cancer research per NCI requirements
  • Develop study calendars
  • Set up user-specific OnCore access and training
Download CTO organizational chart
Download current study sites

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"After speaking with Dr. Rosser, it seemed like a worthwhile opportunity to treat bladder cancer. I am encouraged so far and have not had any recurrence to date."
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center Clinical Trial Participant
Clark, Bladder Cancer

Contact Information

Clinical Trials Office
701 Ilalo Street, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2979
(808) 586-2984