The Ontario Clinical Oncology Group is directed by Dr. Mark Levine, a retired medical oncologist and Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University and Scientific Director of the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute (ECRI). The Associate Scientific Director, Dr. Jim Wright, a radiation oncologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at McMaster University oversees methodological and operational aspects at the CMC. Dr. Greg Pond, an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology with an Associate appointment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University, a biostatistician and expert in early phase trials, is also a member of OCOG. Dr. Pond holds a Senior Scientist Award from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Dr. Sameer Parpia is a biostatistician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology with a joint appointment in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at McMaster University.

Research logistics, protocol development, regulatory compliance, quality control, monitoring of trial progress, resource and operational planning at OCOG are overseen by a Clinical Research Manager, Donna McCarty, to whom all research staff (Research Coordinators, Research Assistants, Data Management Assistants, Research Administration staff) report directly. Statistical analysis is conducted by a group of statisticians, including 2 faculty members. The research group is heavily supported by an Information Technology (IT) team, under the direction of Gennady Philipchenko, who are responsible for the development and implementation of OCOG's Electronic Database Capture (EDC) system (clinical trial management system, web-based enrollment and randomization, clinical study database, drug management and safety database).

OCOG, as an academic sponsor, acts as the Provincial Applicant for ethics applications and submissions to the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB). A Contracts Specialist works with participating clinical centres to establish and execute the required study contracts. Finance and Accounting Administrators further support the organization and provide quarterly and annual financial reporting to funding agencies and sponsors of OCOG trials.

Donna McCarty
Clinical Research Manager
Gennady Philipchenko
IT Manager
Kathryn Cline
Clinical Research Coordinator
Marc Filion
Clinical Research Coordinator
Lisa Rudd-Scott
Clinical Research Coordinator
Luciana Spadafora
Clinical Research Coordinator
Adrianne Van Dam
Clinical Research Assistant
Erin McGean
Data Management Assistant
Sharon Nason
Data Management Assistant
Lori Dale
Administrative Assistant
Thomas Babineau
Software Developer
Hang Xing
QA Analyst