Andrea Denicoff is a Nurse Consultant in the Clinical Investigations Branch within the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) in the Division of Cancer Treatment & Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She serves as the Head of Clinical Trials Operations for the NCI's National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN). In this role, she also works with the NCTN Lead Academic Participating Sites (LAPS) grantees on enhancing their efforts within the NCTN. She directs, manages, and coordinates several projects to reduce barriers to clinical trials accrual and increase participation of diverse populations into cancer trials, including racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and adolescent and young adults (AYA). She directs components of the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) that work on increasing education and awareness of NCI clinical trials. Provides scientific review, leadership and coordination for patient reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) research in cancer treatment studies, serves on NCI's Symptom Management and HRQoL Scientific Steering Committee, and is a member of the NCI PRO-CTCAE Study Group. In addition, she is a Contracting Officer Representative for the NCI Clinical Trials Information and Management Support contract, serves as the CTEP representative to the Patient Advocate Steering Committee, and provides direction from CTEP's perspective on NCI research in palliative care in cancer. She serves as an Associate Editor for Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials. Before coming to the NCI, she was on the faculty at Georgetown University in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/ Oncology as an oncology nurse practitioner and was active in the breast cancer clinical research program. Prior to that, she was the research nurse coordinating early phase breast cancer trials for the Medical Breast Cancer Section in NCI's intramural program.
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