CCTG has launched a patient-centred observational study: SC27 Living With Cancer in the Time of COVID-19: A Cohort Study of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Patients During Treatment and Survivors. The aim of this study is to examine the emotional and physical consequences of living with cancer during this pandemic and the impact it may have on your quality of life and changes in your cancer care and follow-up.
Economic Analysis of Early vs Delayed Therapy in Asymptomatic High-Risk Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
Pembrolizumab and Brentuximab Vedotin vs GDP Followed by High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
COMPASSHER2 Residual Disease, A Double-Blinded, Randomized Trial of T-DM1 and Placebo Compared with T-DM1 and Tucatinib
Daratumumab/rHuPH20 + Lenalidomide or Lenalidomide as Post-Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Maintenance Therapy in Multiple Myeloma Using Minimal Residual Disease to Direct Therapy Duration (DRAMMATIC)
Giving olaparib to patients with certain BRCA-mutated breast cancer for 1 year after they were treated with chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation significantly improved disease-free survival, according to the results that were presented at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting and were simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
MRD Driven Study of Venetoclax Plus Chemotherapy for Newly Diagnosed Younger Patients with Intermediate Risk AML
Master Screening and Reassessment Protocol (MSRP) for the NCI myeloMATCH clinical trials
Novel Therapeutics in Younger Patients with High-Risk AML (MM1YA-S01)
Eradicating MRD in patients with AML prior to Stem Cell Transplant (ERASE)
MAIN-CAV: Maintenance Cabozantinib and Avelumab vs Maintenance Avelumab After First-Line Platinum Based Chemotherapy in Metastatic Urothelial Cancer
Phase II Pre-operative Platform Trial in Surgically Resectable NSCLC
The recently launched Centre for Health Innovation (CHI), a partnership with Queen’s University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), aims to connect researchers from across multiple disciplines to tackle the most pressing human health challenges. A critical part of the centre will be a new home for the CCTG Tumour Tissue Data Repository (TTDR) and includes a large-scale expansion of its histopathology and biobanking resources.
The expansion of the TTDR will enhance the current capacity for several ongoing and new CCTG initiatives: Precision Medicine Platforms, Cellular Therapy, and Immunotherapy. CCTG’s infrastructure investment includes a larger centralized capacity for genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic studies that will leverage expertise among member sites.
The CCTG Central Offices will be closed on Friday, July 1st for Canada Day and will have limited staff covering critical activities on Monday, July 4th for a Queen’s University holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 5th at 8:30 am EST.
CCTG trials that were featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology General Meeting 2022 June 3-7, 2022 – McCormick Place, Chicago
Annette Hay, Senior Investigator and Co-PI of ExCELLirate Canada, the CCTG-co-Led national platform for exploring the promising applications of cell therapy research across a wide variety of cancers and other illnesses was recently featured as a signature initiative at Queen’s University.
The CCTG BR34: A randomized phase II trial of durvalumab and tremelimumab +/- platinum-based chemotherapy in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer study results were recently published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.
The CCTG CO29 trial, chaired in Canada by Dr. Jonathan Loree at BC Cancer, has been awarded $1,426,724 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring Project Competition.
Dr. Joseph Pater, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize, a new honour from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).
Tailored Adjuvant Therapy in POLE-mutated and p53-wildtype/NSMP Early Stage Endometrial Cancer (TAPER)
Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab +/- Zanidatamab in HER2 Postive Advanced Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma
SPECT-CT Guided ELEctive Contralateral Neck Treatment in Lateralized Oropharyngeal Cancer (SELECT)
PembROlizumab with or without Microbial EcOsystem ThErapeutic 4 (MET4) in Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (PROMOTE-HN)
Comparing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) to Standard Palliative Radiation Treatment (ON-TASC Study)
De-Escalation of ChemotheRapy in HER-2 positive, EStrogen reCEptor-negative, Node-negative, early breast cancer patients who achieved pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and Dual HER-2 blOckade (DECRESCENDO)
NET RETREAT: 177Lutetium- DOTATATE Retreatment vs. Everolimus in Metastatic/unresectable Midgut NET
Evaluating the Impact of SBRT with or without Nirapariib in Metastatic Hormone Sensitive Prostate Cancer Treated with ADT and Androgen Axis Directed Therapy
A Phase II Pre-operative Trial of JDQ433 in Surgically Resectable NSCLC
Comparing the Clinical Impact of Pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Programs
Once the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis wears off, patients and families are left with questions. Lots and lots of questions. It might come as a relief to know that some of the most brilliant, accomplished scientists from around the world are listening.
“The biggest question we ask is the one that all cancer patients have,” says CCTG Scientific Director Dr. Janet Dancey. “What is the best treatment?”
Today we think about cancer in terms of the tumour site—breast, lung, colon, brain, each is separate with different treatments. Precision medicine is a new way of looking at cancer. Instead of focusing on the site of the cancer, it identifies the genetic abnormalities that make cancer possible in individual patients.
Newly released clinical trial results show a substantial increase in survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients who received a four-drug chemotherapy combination known as mFOLFIRINOX after surgery.
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