The Clinical and Translational Resource Unit (CTRU), an expansion of the former General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), is a network of resources and facilities, providing an efficient infrastructure for clinical research. Forming an integrated, dynamic resource, it includes professionally staffed patient care inpatient and outpatient units for adults and children, and resources and services for conducting scientifically sound studies. A trans-institutional resource, it is integrated with partnering institutions and a robust community engagement and outreach program.
The Adult Inpatient Unit, located in the Payson 2 Pavilion, consists of six rooms with nine beds, nursing station/ nurse manager’s office, metabolic kitchen.
The Adult Outpatient Unit, F260-F263, consists of six examination rooms, study room for continuous infusion studies, spacious reception area.
The Pediatric Inpatient Unit, Greenberg 6 North, consists of six rooms with eight beds and an inpatient procedure/ treatment room.
The Pediatric Outpatient Unit, HT3, consists of two examination rooms and treatment room and reception area.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Experimental Therapeutics Center, located on the 7th floor of the Laurence S. Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion is fully staffed with physician, nurses, and technician. This 1,150 square feet area has 6 dedicated treatment bays with reclining chemotherapy chairs and adjustable hospital beds. Also, the pavilion houses a pharmacy staffed with pharmacists available to prepare investigational therapies and provide medication to research subjects. The procedures that can be performed in the ETC include, but not limited to: 1) serial Plasma Sampling for pharmacokinetic analysis; 2) mononuclear cell isolation from whole blood by centrifugation using Ficoll-Plaque; 3) blood tests for marker analysis; and 4) blood tests for genetic and phenotyping.