Data Safety Monitoring Committe

Cancer Center Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC), in cooperation with the UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects, provides for the safety review of selective cancer-related protocols annually.  Individuals from multiple oncology and health care disciplines serve as members of the committee.  This diverse composition assures a multidisciplinary approach to safety review.

The DSMC provides review of UI investigator initiated cancer clinical trials at a frequency determined by the UI Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee (PRC).  The frequency of trial DSMC review ranges from quarterly to annually, according to the level of risk assigned to the study by the PRC.

DSMC review specifically focuses on review of the safety monitoring plan of a protocol to ensure the safety of participants and the validity and integrity of the data.The DSMC meets monthly.   The DSMC meeting schedule is listed below.  Depending on the needs of the studies under the DSMC’s purview, additional ad hoc DSMC meetings may occur.

Click here for the DSMC meetings 2018

Click here for the DSMC meetings 2019

For more information about the DSMC, please contact Research Systems and Committees Manager, Michelle Uriostigue Preza, at For more information regarding the UI Cancer Center protocol review and monitoring system, please click here.