Although a young organization, ACRIN has established a dynamic clinical trials infrastructure and developed numerous protocols since its creation in 1999. These trials have the potential for altering and expanding the role of medical imaging and image-guided therapy in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Investigators from over 100 academic and community-based medical facilities in the United States and several international institutions participate in ACRIN trials. The protocol team is made up of over 45 ACRIN staff members, who provide administrative, data management, statistical, quality assurance, and trial development support for participating investigators.
To review publications related to ACRIN's research, visit the Publications' Table page.
Benefits of participation for researchers include:
- Option to participate in one specific clinical trial or several
- Access to multicenter data
- Protocol-specific training sessions
- Annual meetings featuring disease site committee presentations, research updates, and educational sessions
- Electronic newsletters, protocol updates, press releases, and informational broadcasts
- Opportunity to submit research ideas
- Opportunity to join a research committee
- Potential for improving local medical care
ACRIN clinical trial participation is open to:
- Radiologists from academic centers, community hospitals, and freestanding medical facilities
- Other cooperative groups
- Representatives of industry
- Health insurance payers