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ACORN's Success in Delivering Top Quality Research Portfolio to Community-Based Oncology Practices Presented at Annual Investigator Meeting
Date:3/2/2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network (ACORN(TM)), an oncology focused research network, announced today the highlights of its annual Principal Investigators' Meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ in February. Medical oncologists from community-based oncology practices throughout the United States met to discuss the latest cancer research advances, emerging treatment trends, as well as promising new molecules in the drug pipeline.

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2008 represented a banner year for ACORN and its network members. 74 different sponsors, representing 93 industry-sponsored trials, engaged the ACORN Network. Additionally, 21 ACORN investigator initiated trials were open in 2008. The ACORN portfolio included studies of 41 different investigational agents in 2008. 62% of ACORN's 2008 studies were Phase II with the majority of the trials focusing on cancers of the lung, breast, ovary, colon/rectum, or pancreas. ACORN also delivered research opportunities for less frequently seen cancers to its member practices to make treatments of all cancer types available.

"Commitment to research excellence is integral to the ACORN process as is thorough education of all staff members. We continue to identify new processes to facilitate rapid deployment of clinical trials to community-based oncology practices while experiencing banner growth," remarked Edward J. Stepanski, PhD, COO, ACORN.

Practicing oncologists in the ACORN Network serve as Tumor Committee Chairs. Those presenting at the 2009 Meeting included Mark Keaton, MD, Augusta Oncology Associates, Augusta, GA, Gastroenterology; Lee Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, The West Clinic, Memphis, TN, Breast Cancer; Frederick Schnell, MD, FACP, Central Georgia Cancer Care, Macon, GA, Lymphoma; Brian Samuels, MD, FACP, FCP(SA), Kootenai Cancer Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Melanoma, Sarcoma, and Rare Cancer Trials; Johnetta Blakely, MD, The West Clinic, Memphis, TN, Phase 1 Trials; David Henry, MD, Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates, Philadelphia, PA, Supportive Care Trials; and Brad Somer, MD, The West Clinic, Memphis, TN, Genitourinary Trials.

The ACORN Network seeks to make clinical research an integral part of community-based cancer care by giving every patient an equal opportunity to participate in clinical research. By making research a vital part of clinical operations and using technology to streamline the process, ACORN enhances the speed, accuracy, and productivity of clinical trial operations. More rapid development time for new agents results in providing more effective care to benefit patients faster than previously possible. ACORN provides Contracting, Budgeting, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, Data Management, Quality Assurance, Statistical Analysis, Medical Writing, and Site Development to its participating members and pharmaceutical sponsors.

"In 2009, ACORN will accelerate its commitment to oncology research by expanding opportunities for both members and sponsors," announced Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, President of ACORN.

For additional information, contact Liz Conway, Director of Marketing and Corporate Services, 901-259-0878 or visit www.ACORNresearch.net.

Accelerated Community Oncology Research Network, Inc.(TM) (ACORN)

ACORN focuses on oncology exclusively. ACORN offers centralized clinical trial services, scientific analysis, and is a full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO), providing contract and budgeting services; fostering accrual of subjects at the site level; collecting data and monitoring its accuracy; and working seamlessly with both trial sponsors and participating practices.

    Contact Information:
    Liz Conway
    (901) 435-5570
    lconway@sosacorn.com
    www.ACORNresearch.net

    Deborah D. Coble
    901-683-0055 x1312
    dcoble@sosacorn.com


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