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Central Oncology Review

Specialized Institutional Review Board (IRB) Services for an Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Aligned with the needs of the growing and increasingly complex field of oncology, Advarra’s Central Oncology Review (COR) provides the robust human subject protections review cancer research institutions expect.

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IRB Experience in Oncology

  • Antibody-drug conjugates
  • Bladder/urinary tract cancer
  • Blood and lymph cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer diagnostics
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colon/colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gene therapy
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Immunotherapy (such as CAR-T cell therapy)
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Palliative care management
  • Precision medicine (such as basket, umbrella, and targeted therapy trials)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radiotherapy
  • Renal cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin cancer

Developed and Led By Key Experts in Oncology Research and Institutional Human Subject Protection Programs

Michele Russell-Einhorn

Michele Russell-Einhorn, JD
Chief Compliance Officer and Institutional Official, Advarra

Judith Carrithers

Judith Carrithers, JD, MPA
VP, IRB Review, Advarra

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Can Advarra serve as the single IRB for federally funded research?

Yes, Advarra oversees many single site and multisite studies supported by the NIH, NCI, DoD, and other agencies.

Can Advarra serve as the single IRB for oncology network research?

Yes, Advarra has experience supporting therapeutically specialized research networks. For more information, see IRB Services for Institutions, Health Systems, and Research Consortia.

How do I defer IRB oversight to Advarra?

We’ll work with your organization to establish a deferral agreement. Then we will coordinate with institutional leadership to accommodate local requirements and train teams as needed. Contact our team to get started.


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