CCTG is pleased to announce that the 2020 CCTG IND Team Award has been awarded to the BCCA Vancouver Centre IND.234 trial team based on the centre's accrual metrics both overall and for this past year, local activation timelines, and compliance metrics.
The team members include: Kim Chi, Manahil Sadiq, Julita Sienkiewicz, and Wendy Won.
CCTG is very proud to announce that Dr. Lillian Siu, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2020 International Women Who Conquer Cancer Mentorship Award. Dr. Siu is the director of the Phase I Program, co-director of the Bras and Family Drug Development Program, and clinical lead for the Tumor Immunotherapy Program at Princess Margaret and is Co-Chair of CCTG's Head and Neck Site Committee. She also holds the BMO Chair in Precision Genomics.
Two CCTG researchers were recently awarded nearly $2 million from the Canadian Cancer Society and the Conquer Cancer-Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support conduct of CCTG Investigational New Drug trials.
CCTG is very pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Whelan is the 2020 recipient of the CCTG Founder's Award - Dr. Joseph Pater Excellence in Clinical Trials Research.
This award honours an investigator whose leadership and body of work has contributed to significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer. This individual's research has provided techniques, information or concepts that will direct the future of the oncology research community and CCTG.
CCTG is very pleased to announce that Dr. Sara Taylor is the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer Early Drug Development Young Investigator Award.
This award honours young investigators who have participated in the Investigational New Drug (IND) Program and have significantly contributed to IND trial conduct within their institution. Individuals are nominated by their colleagues and the IND Director/Executive Committee to determine the awardee.
CCTG is pleased to announce that the 2020 CCTG Phase III Team Award for CCTG-Led trials has been awarded to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre HN.10 trial team based on the centre's accrual metrics both overall and for this past year, local activation timelines, and compliance metrics.
CO28: NEOadjuvant Chemotherapy, Excision and Observation for Early Rectal Cancer: The NEO Trial has been closed to accrual after successfully reaching the accrual goal.
The purpose of this study is to find out the effects of chemotherapy followed by less invasive surgery on patients and their early rectal cancer. The approach of this trial will be considered a success if at least 65% of participants are able to keep the rectum.