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Holy Cross Hospital Nurse Among Select Group Trained in Clinical Trials

Bienes Cancer Center Building

Parkland resident focuses on improving access to new scientific advances fighting cancer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Janet E. Copen, BSN, RN, OCN, CCRP at the Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale was among one of 50 competitively selected professional nurses and cancer program administrators across the nation to recently receive specialized training in clinical trials.

The Parkland resident attended a comprehensive two-day course held at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York which was created through a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute and led by three major medical centers: Mt. Sinai Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

A distinguished faculty of researchers, educators, authors and leaders in the field addressed such topics as clinical trial design, essential elements of a protocol, ensuring quality in clinical trials, marketing clinical trials and developing an infrastructure to support clinical trials. Ongoing monthly consultations will be held following the workshop with follow-up at six, 12 and 24 months after the course.

The Michael and Dianne Bienes Comprehensive Cancer Center at Holy Cross Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, its state-of-the-art facility provides physicians with access to national resources to treat all types of cancer, including but not limited to breast, colon, lung, pancreatic and prostate cancers.

About Holy Cross Hospital
A member of CHE Trinity Health, Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. To learn more about Holy, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook, or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

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