AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC)

Coordinating Center:EMMES U.S., EMMES India
Project Status:Active
Project Lifespan:09/2003 - Ongoing
Objective:EMMES serves as the Operations and Data Management Center for the AIDS Malignancy Clinical Trials Consortium, a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group founded in 1995 to support trials for AIDS-associated malignancies.
Population:HIV/AIDS infected individuals
Phase:I, II, III
Centers:The AMC is composed of over 30 domestic and international clinical trials sites and their affiliates.
Additional Information:

The AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) is a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group founded in 1995 to support innovative trials for AIDS-associated malignancies. The AMC is composed of 14 main Clinical Trials Sites and their affiliates, and an Operations and Statistical Center. The AMC is committed to enhancing therapeutic options for patients with AIDS-associated malignancies. The AMC is composed of over 30 Clinical Trials Sites and their affiliates, five Working Groups, an Administrative Office, an Operations and Data Management Center, and a Statistical Center. Collectively, these components develop and oversee the scientific agenda, manage the groups’ portfolio of clinical trials and other scientific-based studies, and help to develop new protocols.

Four of the Working Groups deal with cancers that affect HIV-positive patients—Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Human Papillomavirus-related Cancers (for example, anal and cervical cancers), and Non-AIDS Defining Cancers (for example, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, liver cancer). The Laboratory Working Group oversees the Central Laboratories of the AMC and develops laboratory studies to answer important scientific questions related to cancer in HIV-positive patients. In addition, all of the groups within the AMC are working to expand the AMC globally and to conduct clinical trials for AIDS-related cancers in diverse patient populations in resource limited areas such as South America, India, and Africa.

Products:AdvantageEDC, GlobalTrace, Regulatory Tracking System
Services:Protocol Monitoring, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Monitoring, Training and Certification, Independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board Services, Study Design/Protocol Development, Site Selection and Contracting, Web-based Data Collection and Reporting Systems, Statistical Leadership and Project Management, Meeting Coordination and Support