WMHS Clinical Trial Coordinators Certified
Pictured (left to right) are Barbara Wood RN, BSN and Mickie Seletyn, BSN, OCN, the clinical trial coordinators at the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center, who are now Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC®). Wood and Seletyn work closely with patients to facilitate their participation in national clinical trials that are available through the local cancer center.
The two clinical trial coordinators at the WMHS Schwab Family Cancer Center recently earned the credential of Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC®). Mickie Seletyn, BSN, OCN and Barbara Wood RN, BSN were awarded certification by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals’ (ACRP) affiliate of the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals.
Certification as a clinical research coordinator recognizes a commitment to professional development and personal excellence in clinical research. To become certified, an applicant must document a minimum of two years of experience performing duties essential to the role of a clinical research coordinator and pass a comprehensive written examination.
Seletyn and Wood consult with patients to determine their eligibility for one of the many national clinical trials offered at the Schwab Family Cancer Center. WMHS is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group under the affiliation of the University of Pittsburgh. This membership provides local patients the opportunity to participate in clinical studies and enables them to stay in Cumberland while participating.
Among the current studies available at WMHS is one for patients with lymphoma. Known as the Wolverine Study, it is evaluating whether an investigational medicine can shrink or decrease the activity of tumors in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Other clinical trials seeking participants are related to hematology, breast cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer.
For more information about the clinical trials at the Schwab Family Cancer Center, please call Mickie Seletyn or Barbara Wood at 240-964-1422.