Annual Meeting

Save the Date:
13th Annual Meeting
October 24-26, 2013
Asheville, NC
DoubleTree, Biltmore Village 

Course Objectives:

Describe basic principles of motivational interviewing.

Discuss the problem of nicotine addiction in the oncology setting, and increase the understanding of the importance of the role of smoking cessation.

Describe the importance of conducting clinical trials in the community setting.

Demonstrate a brief counseling session during role play to improve motivational interviewing skills.

Outline standard methods used for reporting accurately collected data in clinical trials.  

Discuss ways to put current protocols to use in the community oncology setting.

Discuss standard documentation for receiving and dispensing investigational study drugs.

Describe practical and research perspectives related to exercise in cancer patients.

 Discuss current ideas in quality of life research.

Discuss symptom management including study results and significance.

Discuss different methods to assist patients in dealing with symptoms associated with cancer and its treatments.

Describe the role of community members and PI’s in study development.

Discuss standard methods for submitting regulatory materials for clinical trial reviews.

Discuss methods that will become standard in the use of biomarkers and genomics in clinical trial design.

Discuss implementation of cancer related health services from a research perspective.

Identify barriers to minority recruitment for cancer research studies.

Discuss patient reported outcomes: Where are we and where are we headed?

Discuss new approaches to cancer care delivery from a research perspective.

Discuss ideas for future analyses related to current Phase II and Phase III trial results.

Discuss use of Vitamin D supplements in women with breast cancer.

Review clinical & subclinical CV injury after chemotherapy.

Discuss the use of a breathing technique to improve dyspnea in patients with lung cancer.

Provide rationale for use of donepezil in breast cancer patients with cognitive symptoms following chemotherapy.

Discuss the role of herbal supplements and erectile dysfunction for prostate cancer patients.

Discuss the use of armodafinil for fatigue in patients with brain tumors.

Discuss memantine and its role in smoking cessation

Summarize the key eligibility criteria and overall study design for a motivational smoking cessation trial.




Thursday – October 24, 2013


  7:15 am              Breakfast Buffet

  8:00 am              Quitline Refresher/Certification

10:00 am              Morning Break

10:15 am              Quitline Refresher/Certification (continued)

12:15 pm              Lunch Break – Boxed Lunches

  1:00 pm              Round Tables

  2:00 pm              Exercise in Cancer Patients: Practical and Research Perspectives

  3:00 pm              Afternoon Break

  3:15 pm              Exercise in Cancer Patients: Practical and Research Perspectives, continued

  4:15 pm              Dismiss


Friday – October 25, 2013


  7:15 am              Breakfast Buffet

  8:00 am              New Initiatives and Opportunities in Quality of Life Research – Dr. David Cella,

               Northwestern University, Chicago, IL     

  9:00 am              Abstract Presentation Meeting (ASCO) (SNO)

10:00 am              Morning Break

10:15 am              Business Meeting

11:00 am              Community Advisory Committee Meeting

11:00 am              IRB/Regulatory – Brian Moore – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

12:15 pm              Lunch Buffet – Discuss Implementation of Cancer Related Health Services and                     

               Research Perspectives – Dr. Ann Geiger – Wake Forest Baptist Health,

               Winston-Salem, NC

 1:15 pm              Current Perspectives in Minority Recruitment in Research – Carla Strom, MA – Wake

               Forest Baptist Health – Winston-Salem, NC

 1:15 pm               Physician Track – Patient Reported Outcomes: Where are We and Where are We

Headed? - Dr. David Cella, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

 2:15 pm               Physician Track – Cancer Care Delivery Research – A New Thrust of the NCI and DCP -

                                Dr. Steven Clauser – National Cancer Institute – Bethesda, MD

 3:15 pm               Afternoon Break

 3:30 pm               Physician Track – Taste/Smell Abnormalities in Cancer Patients – Dr. Glenn Lesser –    

                                Wake Forest Baptist Health – Winston-Salem, NC

 4:30 pm               Physician TrackFuture Analyses Related to Current Phase II and Phase III Trials -

               Dr. Edward Shaw – Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC                                   

 5:30 pm               Dismiss

 6:30 pm               Reception


Saturday - October 26, 2013


  7:15 am              Breakfast Buffet

  8:00 am              Developing Concept Review

10:00 am              Morning Break

10:15 am              Open Protocol Review

12:15 pm              DIsmiss





Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville–Biltmore, located just one block from the entrance of the historic Biltmore Estate. Enjoy our modern, stylish, contemporary lodging and an array of amenities to make you feel at home. Make plans to tour Downtown Asheville located just 5 minutes away with its array of shops, restaurants and galleries for those who seek a taste of Asheville attractions. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for a relaxing ride revealing the natural and cultural history here in the southern mountains. After a long day of meetings or exploring Asheville, enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor pool or retire to a comfortable guest room or suite. All guest rooms provide a residential appeal and feature free wireless internet service. We hope your stay will be enjoyable and our service will be what you have come to expect from our staff at the Double Tree.

A block of rooms has been reserved until September 23, 2013. The rate for a standard single or double room is $175 per night, including unlimited internet access, and local phone service. Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at time of check-in. Rooms will be assigned at check-in based on availability. For reservations call1-828-274-1800 and request the “CCCWF CCOP Research Base” group rate or access our personal reservation web page at  All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.Space is limited and is on a first come basis.


The continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This education activity has been approved for a maximum of 17 education credits. Each participant should claim only those credits actually spent in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Wake Forest School of Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Community Clinical Oncology Program Research Base.

Special Needs

The Wake Forest School of Medicine adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please report any special needs you may have for participation in or access to this educational activity to our office at 336-716-0891.

 The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest (CCCWF) Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Research Base (RB) is one of four cancer center research bases funded by the NCI in the United States. Since 1999, we have provided CCOPs, Minority Based CCOPs and Non-CCOP members access to CCCWF CCOP Research Base clinical trials. By providing state-of-the-art, intervention-oriented clinical research in Cancer Control and Prevention studies, we continue to meet the needs of our sites and the patients participating in Research Base clinical trials.

Contact Information

Ed Shaw, MD, MA

Principal Investigator


Gina Enevold, MSN, RN, GNP



June Fletcher-Steede, BS,RT(R)(T), CCRP

Site/Audit Coordinator


Michele Bailey, BS

Administrative Secretary




Please contact Sarah Hahne if you have any questions at



Quick Reference

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Fax 336-716-6275
Phone 336-716-0891

2000 West First Street
Protocol Information Office
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