Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins


Reminder -- "Complexity" Funding Available for BRC.5

In October 2008, the Canadian Cancer Trials Group announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI US) had been working on a process to evaluate and provide additional funding for certain trials with additional "complexity". The method of evaluating studies was completed, and 14 phase III cooperative group trials -- including BRC.5 -- were initially selected to receive this complexity funding, which will be an additional $1,000 US per case (above the current $2,000 US per case funding already provided).

We wanted to remind centres that complexity funding is available for patients enrolled onto BRC.5 -- A phase III randomized trial of lobectomy vs sublobar resection for small (<2 cm) peripheral non-small cell lung cancer. Centres will receive an additional $1,000 US (for a total of $3,000 US per case funding) for patients enrolled after June 1, 2008.

If you are interested in participating in this study or if you have any questions, please contact Cathy Davidson, Study Coordinator at or by calling 613-533-6430.