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Clinical Trials Office (CTO)

676 N. St. Clair, Suite 1200, Chicago

Director: Mark Agulnik, MD
Administrative Director: Cary Passaglia

The Lurie Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO) provides a centralized resource to facilitate the development, conduct, quality assurance monitoring, compliance with regulatory agency requirements, and evaluation of clinical research trials at the Lurie Cancer Center. As such, the office coordinates the majority of clinical research conducted in medical oncology, malignant hematology, gynecologic-oncology, neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and chemoprevention.

Getting Started

Investigators and staff new to working with the CTO and/or NU can access this page to see where to get started. Investigators can also look through the CTO Welcome Packet, a more detailed introduction to CTO research. New Protocol Submission forms are available in the document library.

Research Oversight System

The Lurie Cancer Center provides oversight of all aspects of clinical research through several different committees. These committees work collaboratively in this effort to form a comprehensive and robust review and monitoring system.


Other institutions' participation is an essential part of both investigator-initiated research and cooperative group research at the Lurie Cancer Center. We value the partnership we have with our ECOG affiliate network, our partnership with institutions participating in NU investigator-initiated trials (IITs), and hope this website will provide an opportunity for enhanced communication and interaction, and advance our collective strength in the area of oncology research.

Document Library

A comprehensive list of forms, documents and other downloadable files featured throughout the CTO website.