American College of Radiology Imaging Network Clinical Trials
The American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) is an international cooperative group, headquartered in Philadelphia with biostatistical headquarters at Brown University. It is sponsored by the CIP as well as philanthropies.
ACRIN’s goal is — through clinical trials of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapeutic technologies — to generate information that will lengthen and improve the quality of the lives of cancer patients. ACRIN's clinical trials address both existing and emerging technologies as they apply to cancer screening, diagnosis, staging, imaging as a biomarker, and image-guided treatment. Imaging clinical trials conducted by ACRIN are carefully designed for statistical validity and the protocols are reviewed and approved by the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP).
Paula M. Jacobs, Ph.D., is Associate Director, Cancer Imaging Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute. She came to work at the NCI after 30 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries where she was a key developer of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide drugs as magnetic resonance imaging agents and iron replacement therapeutics. More…