Protocol Review & Monitoring Committee

The purpose of the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) is to provide internal scientific review for all clinical cancer studies within the Augusta University Cancer Center, as further described below. A major objective of this review is to prioritize studies to meet the institutional objective of designation as a (Comprehensive) Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The review will maximize scientific validity, assure rapid and effective performance, and assess utilization of shared resources, and thus ensure the highest scientific quality of clinical research conducted at the Georgia Cancer Center. The procedures described herein were developed in accordance with the NCI guidelines for protocol review and monitoring, as required for all NCI-designated cancer centers.

Functions of the PRMC:

  • To review the scientific and operational progress of all new and active Cancer Center clinical research protocols.
  • To review appropriateness of the trial design and statistical analysis plan. 
  • To prioritize competing studies and resources based on Augusta University’s institutional prioritization plan.
  • To assess the feasibility of all studies (e.g., institutional resources, focus, patient population).