One of the most meaningful ways we can improve how cancer is treated is through clinical research. People with cancer can therefore support research by participating in a clinical trial.
Clinical trials enable the study of experimental therapy. Cancer treatments often appear to be effective in lab tests, but researchers must demonstrate that they are safe and work well in a large group of people. Once new treatments have gone through clinical trials, it is then the responsibility of Health Canada to approve these cancer treatments before doctors can prescribe them to people with cancer in Canada.
Who can participate in a clinical trial?
Clinical trials may be offered to you especially if:
- You have just been diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer
- You have cancer and are no longer responding to available treatments
- You are in remission, but are at risk of your cancer recurring
- Your cancer could spread to other parts of your body
- You have just been diagnosed with a rare, aggressive cancer or one that is difficult to treat
If you would like to learn more about clinical trials in Quebec, please visit Q-CROC.
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For a current list of clinical trials, use the search bar below.