Clinical Trial Investigators

William S. Gibbons Cancer Research Institute
Investigators and Administrators

Director, Principal Investigator:

Steven McCune, MD, PhD

William S. Gibbons Cancer Research Institute
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd, Suite 200
Marietta, GA 30060

Principal Investigators:

Raul H. Oyola, MD
Dean M. Kirkel, MD



Clinical Director, Research:
Mary Gilley, RN, OCN, CCRC

Regulatory Coordinator:
Cheryl Verdi

Regulatory Issues:
All protocols are reviewed by a site Scientific Review Committee, including Principal Investigators, the Director of Clinical Trials, Clinical Director of Research, and Regulatory staff for facility appropriateness and resource utilization. The SRC meets weekly for this review. A completed Sponsor contract is required before IRB submission. Protocols passing this review are forwarded to Western IRB (WIRB) or other sponsor-approved central IRB for IRB approval and monitoring. Generally 6-8 weeks are required for full review, contract negotiation, and regulatory approvals.


NGOC is grateful to Physician Emeritus Robert Hermann, MD, FACP for his many years of service and care to NGOC patients and his diligence and expertise in building a robust community-based clinical trial program dedicated to providing the most advanced cancer treatments available.