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December 02, 2020

Published: December 02, 2020
Category: Group updates

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is currently seeking applications for a Patient Representative for the Head and Neck Disease Site Committee (cancer inside the nose, throat or mouth).

This is a volunteer role for membership on the Head & Neck General Committee, the Head & Neck Executive Committee, and the CCTG Patient Representative Committee. Patient Representatives participate in all aspects of their Site Committee activities, and collectively all Site Committee Patient Representatives make up the CCTG Patient Representative Committee.

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November 18, 2020

Dr. Tony Reiman CCS Research Chair, University of New Brunswick

Congratulations to our CCTG Hematologic Disease Site Chair, Dr. Tony Reiman, who has been successfully reappointed as the Canadian Cancer Society Research Chair at the University of New Brunswick.

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Published: November 18, 2020
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CCTG would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Kelvin Chan the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Maurice McGregor Award from Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The Dr. Maurice McGregor Award, honours rising stars early in their careers.

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Published: November 18, 2020
Category: Trials

Great news to share from the CCTG IC8 trial team! The study already has 6 sites currently participating with 29 patients accrued. Congrats to all of the trial teams at:

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November 04, 2020

Published: November 04, 2020
Category: Trials
Trial Closure: BR28
CCTG trials BR28 and BL12 have been permanently closed. Read More

Published: November 04, 2020
Category: Group updates

The CCTG Pharmacy Network is actively seeking pharmacy representation for the Genitourinary Disease Site Committee and the Steering Group - Quebec.

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The Canadian Cancer Society Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research recognize individuals who have made, and are making, valuable contributions to the cancer research ecosystem in Canada. Recipients are leaders in their fields who exemplify excellence in science and outstanding service to the scientific community. There are two new awards this year find out more here.

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Lead author Dr. Arjun Sahgal, deputy chief of radiation oncology at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre of the University of Toronto, presented the findings from the CCTG SC24 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting last week. This randomized phase II/III trial is the first to show that stereotactic body radiation therapy is superior to conventional radiation treatments in alleviating pain from spinal metastases.
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