The Center for Cancer Research and WRNMMC have developed numerous collaborations, fostered by close proximity and mutually beneficial clinical and research partnerships. The following information serves to assist CCR investigators in developing collaborations with WRNMMC.
Collaborations have been developed to allow for the temporary transfer of patients from NCI to WRNMMC to provide clinical expertise and services not currently available at the NIH. The approval for patient transfer is given on a case by case basis. The following link provides a description of the process and the steps necessary for approval, transfer, and treatment.
Contact: Caryn Steakley
Alternate contact(s): 1. Cheryl Royce, 2. Bill Dahut
Pertinent information regarding patient that will be needed:
Consult at Walter Reed is approved, what next?
Discharge or pass from NIH
In some cases, optimal clinical collaboration with WRNMMC will require credentialing of WRNMMC physicians at NIH. A simplified process has been developed to speed this process for WRNMMC physicians. The host branch will coordinate credentialing and appointment.
Credentialing at WRNMMC for CCR physicians
Numerous opportunities for clinical collaboration exist between WRNMMC and the CCR. In some cases, credentialing of CCR physicians at WRNMMC may help develop a strategic partnership in specific disease or areas of expertise. The following link provides information regarding the credentialing process and required documentation.
Please note that in order to get credentialed at WRNMMC, you must have U.S. Citizenship. Individual working on a visa and/or green card will not be granted any credentials. Furthermore, if a provider actively maintains dual citizenship, he/she must renounce the non-US citizenship prior to submitting their application. The entire process can be completed within 4 weeks if one is requesting credentialing with no privileges, but may take as long as 7 months if full credentialing/ privileges are required.
Co-opening protocols at CCR and WRNMMC – IRB Reliance Agreement
Contact: Office of Regulatory Affairs
In some cases, protocols developed and opened at the CCR may also be opened at WRNMMC. This process requires assistance of the protocol support office and identification of a partner investigator from WRNMMC to sponsor the research as the local principal investigator. Please contact the protocol support office for additional information.