Ambulatory Care at Fox Chase Cancer Center Add New Member to Expanding Department; Regulatory Office Welcomes New Supervisor
PHILADELPHIA (May 25, 2005) - Mary Ellen Freed, MS, of Philadelphia, has become supervisor of the regulatory group in Fox Chase Cancer Center's ambulatory care department. She oversees the regulatory review of approximately 150 active protocols submitted by Fox Chase investigators, pharmaceutical sponsors and cooperative groups.
Freed and her staff are also responsible for submissions to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration such as submissions of new investigational drugs. They ensure that all new and ongoing clinical research protocols, informed consent/HIPAA documents and safety reports are reviewed and approved by Fox Chase's Research Review Committee and Institutional Review Board. The group also processes, updates and files all regulatory documentation associated with these studies.
Freed has more than 20 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry with 12 years of clinical research experience. Most recently, she was liaison to clinical research at Wyeth Ayerst in Collegeville, Pa.
Freed earned her master's degree in quality assurance and regulatory affairs in 2004 from Temple University School of Pharmacy. She received her bachelor's in journalism and advertising from Temple in 2000.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).