A Clinical Trial is a research study that looks at better ways to prevent, treat or diagnose a medical condition, like cancer. The treatment is given to research participants to learn how well it works, its safety and its side effects. This research may also help to improve quality of life. Before any new cancer treatment can be approved for regular use, it must be tested through a Clinical Trial.
In Canada, Clinical Trials are conducted with oversight from Health Canada and a research ethics board. Researchers follow established standards that ensure patient safety is upheld.
Many cancer treatments used today are the result of past Clinical Trials
“I was given the opportunity to participate in a new five year research study.
it was a commitment to be sure, but I was monitored closely
and appreciated the care and support that I received.”
Research Services Office