Monitoring Oncology Studies

Training and more

The VIARES program Monitoring Oncology Studies for Clinical Research Associates is more than just training.

We aim to improve employability as Clinical Research Professionals for our participants. Our setup enables participants to complete their program next to a full-time job or in a focused effort. On successful completion of this program graduates will have acquired knowledge, skills and competencies to start as Oncology CRA.

Enjoy all our services during your program enrollment. 

  • modules including
    • e-learnings
    • assignments
    • knowledge checks
  • VIARES ACADEMY certificate
  • GCP certification
  • modules including
    • e-learnings
    • assignments
    • knowledge checks
  • VIARES ACADEMY certificate
  • GCP certification
  • Talent Profile to connect you with open jobs
  • Talent Days to connect with our industry partners and learn about career opportunities
  • Talent Portal to apply for posted jobs available to the Talent Program Community


The VIARES program Monitoring Oncology Studies for Clinical Research Associates consists of thirteen fully self-paced learning modules. You will complete the following learning activities:

  • review the e-learning
  • practical exercise
  • take the module test
  • take the final exam

Successfully complete all activities to obtain your VIARES ACADEMY certificate.

  • Understand the characteristics of cell formation, the major causes of cancer and global impact of the disease
  • Examine the impact of Oncology studies and current treatment
  • Be able to discuss available treatments and objectives of treating cancer
  • Differentiate between cancer and uncontrolled tumor growths
  • Recognize the six major categories of cancer classifications
  • Understand components of medical terminology related to cancer
  • Staging of different tumors using the TNM classification system
  • Understand the process and results of Staging
  • Identify appropriate subjects through staging
  • Examine various cancer treatments and their adverse reactions
  • Explore alternative treatment options
  • Identify common cancer drug and cancer combinations
  • Thoroughly understand the relationship between risk and benefits of tumor therapies
  • Recognize chemotherapy drug types and different principles
  • Be able to discuss Oncology trial schematics and understand the design features.
  • Be able to describe the four phases of Oncology studies.
  • Understand Endpoint requirements in Oncology
  • Define each line of therapy and understand the timing of each line
  • Understand dosing design in oncology studies
  • Recognize common clinical assessments related to oncology trials
  • Gain proficiency in reviewing clinical reports
  • Identify disease history and common Inclusion/Exclusion criterion
  • Distinguish between RECIST 1.0 and RECIST 1.1
  • Utilize appropriate oncology disease progression algorithms
  • Understand disease progression
  • Recognize most common Adverse Events and be able to discuss clinical events related to oncology studies
  • Recognize common toxicities and understand the DLT process
  • Be able to discuss recruitment challenges in Oncology studies
  • Describe the screening and enrollment process
  • Understand the role of the medical monitor and various key members during screening process
  • Prepare for challenges with site structure and Delegation of Responsibility at oncology sites 
  • Describe key site staff and associated roles
  • Discuss the key function of site staff
  • Learn Sponsor/CRO expectations of Oncology Monitors
  • Understand the stress and pressures of monitoring oncology studies
  • Learn time saving techniques while monitoring

Program Dates​

We recommend to join the kick-off webinar, where we provide guidance and tips on how to best take the program.


until October 05, 2020

first come – first serve




Kick-Off Webinar &

Access to Program opens

October 06, 2020

START: 17:30 CET

END: 18:30 CET

Exam Opens

November 10, 2020


Information can be subject to change without notice.

Expert instructor

Patricia Hollis

Who should attend

This program is designed for people who wish to advance their career as Oncology Clinical Research Associate.

Is this academy right for me? We are happy to help you make the right decision.
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Typical jobs with this skills

You could apply for jobs like:

  • Oncology Clinical Research Associate and similar

Affordable and flexible

Our Programs come at very affordable cost wherever you are in your career.

Nonmember: EUR 499 net | Member: EUR 399 net

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Our Programs come at very affordable cost wherever you are in your career.

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