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Table 1 State of facilities for oncology clinical trials before and after intervention at four centres in Nigeria

From: Implementing oncology clinical trials in Nigeria: a model for capacity building

Pre-intervention facilities Post- intervention facilities
  UCH LASUTH OAUTH LUTH UCH LASUTH OAUTH LUTH
Clinical evaluation
 Clinic instruments No calibrations No calibrations No calibrations No calibrations Yearly calibrations Yearly calibrations Yearly calibrations Yearly calibrations
 Pathology Labs Available Available Available (No IHC) Available (No IHC) IHC available IHC available IHC available IHC available
 Minus 80 Freezer Available Available Available Available Available Available Available Available
 Imaging (CT) Down Down Available Available Available Available Available Available
Spaces
 CTH rooms Nil Available Available Nil Available Available Available Available
 CTH preparation Nil Nil Nil Nil Available Available Available Available
IMP storage Available Nil Nil Nil Available Available Available Available
 Data Storage Available Available Nil Nil Available Available Available Available
 Emergency facilities Poorly maintained Poorly maintained Poorly maintained Poorly maintained Good Good Good Good
Personnel
 Oncology nurses 4 3 2 4 8 6 6 8
 Onco-pharmacists 1 Nil Nil Nil 4 2 2 2
 Study Coordinators 2 Nil Nil Nil 3 2 2 2
 GCP trained staff 3 Nil Nil Nil 14 10 10 10
 Data Managers 2 2 1 Nil 3 2 2 2
 Clinical Trial Manager Nil Nil Nil Nil 2 (for the network)
  1. CTH chemotherapy, IHC immuno-histochemistry, IMP investigational medical products, UCH University College Hospital, LASUTH Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, OAUTH Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, LUTH Lagos University Teaching Hospital