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Scientific Review Committee (SRC) for Massey Cancer Center - Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) (for investigators only)

VCU Massey Cancer Center (MCC) has established the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) in line with mandates from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) regarding research with human subjects. As an NCI designated cancer center, we are required to report on ALL research activities including those that are not considered clinical trials (even those collaborating with outside hospitals, researchers, etc.), regardless of whether you contact patients.

All cancer-related research proposals must be reviewed and approved by the VCU MCC PRMC prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission.

Research studies subject to PRMC review include the following:

  • Research involving patients with cancer, their families or their health care providers
  • Research involving cancer screening, diagnosis or prevention
  • Secondary data collected from cancer patients or their medical records
  • Cancer-related surveys (e.g., attitudes about risk, prevention and treatment) of the general population
For questions regarding the PRMC process, please contact