Shared Facilities

Behavioral and Cancer Control Recruitment Core

The mission of the Behavioral and Cancer Control Recruitment Core is to serve the needs of all cancer center investigators whose research is not related to therapeutic clinical trials but involves human subjects, including cancer patients. This developing core of the IU Simon Cancer Center was established to optimize behavioral and cancer control research recruitment. Its purpose is to coordinate, support accrual and supervise recruitment of all approved behavioral and cancer control studies. The core minimizes the number of recruiters needed for each clinic/organization. The recruiters become part of the care team, screen for all studies and approach/consent eligible individuals for each appropriate study. The core provides supervised recruitment throughout the IUSCC, other sites and regional social networks. In addition, it provides recruiter training, communication with clinical care groups, recruitment material preparation and ongoing recruitment strategy assessment.