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Cancer and Blood Disorders Research and Clinical Trials

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Children's Hospital New Orleans is home to a dedicated clinical research space on the hospital's campus and a dedicated Office of Clinical Research that includes a chief research officer, a manager of pediatric clinical trials, and administrative assistant, and 8 dedicated clinical trials coordinators, some of which are RNs.

Children's Hospital and the LSU Health New Orleans/Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center have been members of the Children's Oncology Group for more than 20 years. Click here to learn more >>

Children's Hospital also employs a full-time research pharmacist. The Office of Clinical research has dedicated administrative and office space for the coordinators that includes a conference room. In addition, eight full-time clinical trials coordinators employed by LSU Health and Tulane University conduct pediatric research studies at Children's Hospital facilities. The Children's Hospital Clinical Research space is more than 4,000 square feet, and includes 2 -80 freezers, 2 -20 freezers, 2 refrigerated centrifuges, 1 microcentrifuge, and 1 ultraspeed centrifuges including BSL-2 lab space with biosafety cabinets.

Children's Hospital New Orleans also has an independent Institutional Review Board as well as established IAA agreements with both LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. Children's Hospital has a sponsored projects administration and office of grants and contracts to support the on-boarding and implementation of clinical trials.

Clinical research, Certifications and Accreditations

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Children's Hospital's Clinical Research program is a part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) approved LSU Health New Orleans/Children's Hospital Minority NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), and is a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), a nationwide Children's Cancer Study Group.

The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Program is the only Pediatric program recognized by COG as well as the National Marrow Donor program in Louisiana. The HSCT is affiliated with the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) and the Pediatric Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Consortium.

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