For more than 40 years, RTOG studies have defined new standards of care for cancer patients. An international multi-institutional clinical cooperative group funded primarily by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), RTOG investigates new radiation therapy treatment strategies alone or in conjunction with surgery or chemotherapeutic drugs. RTOG also conducts robust translational research and vigorously investigates patient quality-of-life issues. Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD is the RTOG Group Chair and Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University.
As part of the NCI's restructuring of its clinical trials cooperative group program, RTOG will be conducting clinical research with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project and the Gynecologic Oncology Group under NRG Oncology.
Since its inception in 1999, ACRIN has conducted over 40 clinical trials including landmark breast and lung screening trials. As a multi-institutional clinical cooperative group, ACRIN conducts medical imaging research encompassing a wide range of imaging modalities. Funded primarily by the NCI, ACRIN investigates scientific questions about cancer detection, staging, and treatment monitoring and response.
In 2008, ACRIN established a cardiovascular imaging program that explores questions about the most appropriate use of CV imaging. Mitchell J. Schnall, MD, PhD is the ACRIN Network Chair and the Matthew J. Wilson Professor of Research Radiology and Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
As part of the NCI's restructuring of its clinical trials cooperative group program, ACRIN and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) are merging their oncology research programs and conducting research under ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group.
QRRO improves the quality of radiation oncology care by conducting national surveys of radiation therapy delivery. Investigators mining the resulting rich data resource seek to determine if radiation oncology practices across the nation adhere to established clinical performance measures. Dissemination of QRRO survey data has been integral for promoting the highest standard of radiation oncology care in the world. J. Frank Wilson, MD is the QRRO Principal Investigator and Chairman of Radiation Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconson.
ACR Image Metrix, an imaging contract research organization (iCRO), is a for-profit subsidiary focused on improving the efficiency of pharmaceutical and medical device development by using cutting edge imaging technologies, proven imaging science and expert radiologists. We provide accurate, consistent, timely and quality data. Our services include scientific consultation, site qualification and training, image management, analysis and interpretation — all performed in a tightly controlled regulatory environment.