CRITERIUM, Inc. Announces the Formation of Two New Oncology Consortia

October 1, 2014 Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

Criterium, Inc., a full service global CRO is pleased to announce the formation of its two new oncology consortia: ATOMIC (The Academic Thoracic Oncology Medical Investigator’s Consortium) focusing on Thoracic and Lung Cancers, and ABRCC (The Academic Breast Cancer Consortium), dedicated to Breast Cancer research. These two new consortia will join Criterium’s already successful ones: AGICC (the Academic GI Cancer Consortium) directed by Dr. Wells Messersmith, established in 2008, and AMyC (the Academic Myeloma Consortium) with Dr. Brian G. M Durie, established in 2010. All of Criterium’s Oncology Consortia specialize in translational research design to bring novel cancer therapies to market in accelerated time frames. “These new types of therapies allow cancer drugs to more effectively target only the destructive cancer cells, while allowing healthy cells to remain untouched, thereby providing a less toxic treatment, with better patient survival outcomes”, stated Dr. Jack Macdonald, the Senior Medical Consultant for the Oncology Consortia.

Dr. D. Ross Camidge of the University of Colorado’s Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado has been appointed as ATOMIC’s Director. “ATOMIC brings together a powerful mixture of mature thought leaders and the next generation of experts with the sole goal of designing and completing clinical trials that will change the way we do business in thoracic oncology for the better”, says Camidge. Also from the University of Colorado is Dr. Peter Kabos, the newly named Director for ABRCC. “ABRCC is an academic consortium formed for the new era of clinical trial design and implementation. Our goal is to rapidly translate advances in breast cancer research into targeted therapies that will benefit our patients”, adds Kabos. Both bring an exceptional set of credentials in advanced research and organizational skills to the venture.

The Oncology Consortia of Criterium Global CRO are a collaboration of outstanding Cancer Research Consortia that deliver innovative research and unparalleled expertise. The Consortia Model for research and development in pharmaceuticals utilizes translational science methodologies to streamline cancer research. The Consortia rosters are presently represented by Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) and Top Investigators at 24 of the most prestigious institutions in the USA. In this way, Criterium brings together these physician–scientists into highly effective and productive new drug development entities. To learn more, please visit our Oncology Consortia page.

About Criterium
Criterium, Inc. is a full–service, global CRO (contract research organization) that offers a unique mix of high–quality clinical research services and communication processes for the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries to manage trials from initial planning to approval. Founded in 1991, Criterium’s services are customized to fit each client’s specific needs, providing a seamless flow of data and information from the investigative site through Criterium and back to the sponsor, 24/7, in real–time.

Criterium’s experienced team manages and implements clinical trials using technology–based solutions. Dedicated clinical professionals are committed to providing personal service and to forming strong and productive relationships with clients. Criterium’s well–established staff are trained according to ICH GCP guidelines.

Corporate headquarters are located in Saratoga Springs, New York with offices in Florida, California, South Africa, India, and Canada, and representatives in–country in The EU, Israel, and Russia. This multi–national approach enables Criterium to provide time and cost-efficient study management and monitoring to all our clients. To learn more about Criterium, visit the website at

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