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Patient Representative Committee

The patient voice in clinical trial research

Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) recognizes the value and importance of engaging patients, including the patient voice in all aspects of the clinical trial life-cycle. Integrating the patient perspective into the CCTG’s overall strategic agenda ensures the research agenda has the greatest impact on cancer patients in Canada and around the world.

CCTG has implemented a model of dedicated public and patient involvement by including the Patient Representative, who are patient volunteers recruited to disease site committees similar to academic committee members with a three year extendable term.

  • The role of the CCTG Patient Representative has evolved to integrate the patient perspective into many steps of the research process with the aim of:
    • research questions that matter to patients, and
    • improved accrual
  • CCTG is committed to implementing best practices and materials to foster and facilitate patient engagement

If you are looking for more information about the CCTG Patient Representative Committee please contact Yvonne Murray, Patient Engagement Lead for information.


Request for Applications: Patient Representatives Committee Chair 

To ensure the sustainability of the Patient Representative Committee's vital work, CCTG has launched a search process to identify a new Patient Representative Committee Chair. CCTG has been a leader in the development and implementation of a robust patient engagement program. “Patients as partners” in cancer trials is core to CCTG’s mission, values, and strategic plans. The perspective of the patient is integrated into the development of clinical trials and their execution. These activities are organized by a Patient Representative Committee (PRC) led by a volunteer Chair as per the committee’s Terms of Reference. The committee is a closely knit team of capable, articulate, passionate, highly engaged, and mutually supportive volunteers, all with lived experience as patients or caregivers in a wide variety of cancers. 

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CCTG is currently looking for volunteers for these roles:

For more information about current committee openings please contact Nancy Dusharm.

CCTG Patient Representative Committee

Welcome to Patient Representative Deb Clark

Welcome to Patient Representative Carol Hill

CCTG is happy to welcome Carol Hill who will be supporting the IND program as a Patient Representative. 

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Welcome to Patient Representative Deb Clark - Gynecologic Disease site committee

Welcome to Patient Representative Deb Clark

The CCTG Patient Representative Committee is pleased to welcome Deb Clark who will support the Gynecologic Disease site committee. Deb lives in Regina and her journey began when her mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, now a 26-year cancer survivor. Deb supported her mom as her caregiver through three additional, primary cancers and was her husband’s caregiver when he had oral cancer. 

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Welcome to Patient Representative Michelle Audoin

Welcome to Patient Representative Michelle Audoin

Please join the Patient Representative Committee in welcoming Michelle Audoin who will be supporting the Breast Disease Site committee.

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CCTG is recruiting for a Patient Representative to support the Genitourinary Committee

CCTG is recruiting for a Patient Representative to support the Genitourinary Committee

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is currently seeking applications for a Patient Representative for the Genitourinary Disease Site Committee. CCTG is an inclusive organization dedicated to building a diverse network. This is a volunteer role for membership on the Genitourinary Disease Site Committee, the Genitourinary Disease Site Executive Committee, and the CCTG Patient Representative Committee.

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