Training is offered at no charge for competitively selected trainees.

The National Cancer Institute has funded a training project to help community nurses and cancer program administrators conduct cancer clinical trials. The training program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and support clinical trials within cancer programs and is targeted to Cancer Nurses and Cancer Program Administrators at Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited organizations.  The two-day skills-based workshop will be limited to a total of 50 people (priority will be given to institutional teams comprised of at least one nurse and at least one administrator), and will use a small group format for more personalized learning.  The workshop will be conducted by clinical leaders who have extensive experience in the management of clinical trials. Ongoing monthly consultations will be provided following the workshop.

The next training program is scheduled for October 5-6, 2013 at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Our goal is to recruit nurse/administrator teams from CoC-accredited programs. Limited stipends may be available for trainees for whom travel to the workshop would represent a financial hardship. Follow-up will be required at 6, 12, and 24 months post-course.

Experts in cancer clinical trials will provide training addressing such topics as clinical trial design, essential elements of a protocol, ensuring quality in clinical trials, marketing clinical trials, developing an infrastructure to support clinical trials, and several related subjects.

Who should attend?

  • Nurses interested in developing additional knowledge and skills in the area of cancer clinical trials
  • Program administrators involved with administration, infrastructure, and support of cancer clinical trials

Applications for the training are accepted only via our application website, which is active several months prior to each training.  The application website is now active.  If you would like to be notified when the application process opens for future training workshops, or for more information on applying to the October 2013 workshop, please e-mail us at

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider No. 13380 for 12 contact hours.  (CE Provider: City of Hope National Medical Center/Beckman Research Institute)  No partial CE credits will be given. Participant must attend entire program to receive CEs.