ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyThe involvement of nurses in clinical trials; Results of the EORTC Oncology Nurses Study Group surveyArrigo, C. M.S.N., R.N.; Gall, H. R.N.; Delogne, A. R.N.; Molin, C. R.N.Author Information The authors are members of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Oncology Nurses Study Group (ONSG). C. Arrigo is President of the Société Belge des Infirmières en Oncologie, Brussels, Belgium. H. Gall is a research nurse, Department of Oncology, Free University Hospital, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. A. Delogne is Head Nurse, Institut Jean Godinot, Reims, France. C. Molin is a research nurse, Department of Oncology, Radiumhemmet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Cancer Nursing: October 1994 - Volume 17 - Issue 5 - p 429-433 Buy Abstract The Oncology Nurses Study Group (ONSG) of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) initiated a survey to document the involvement of nurses in clinical trials. An English-language questionnaire was sent to 312 nurses in > 15 European countries. Results indicate that nurses lack training in oncology and in research methods. Nurses' tasks and activities are mainly oriented toward patient care. Nurses are rarely involved in activities related to protocol preparation and review. The circulation of information about clinical studies varies according to the center and the investigator responsible. Proposals to optimize nurse participation in clinical trials that were rated highly included (a) the availability of nursing protocol summaries translated into the local language, (b) contact with colleagues involved in the same trials, and (c) additional training in aspects of clinical trials related to nursing. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.