Patients and families

Welcome patients and families

Clinical trials are an important treatment option to consider if you or a loved one is dealing with cancer. The Clinical Trials link will provide you with information on clinical trials currently being conducted by Canadian Cancer Trials Group, including the locations across the country where the trial is being conducted. The information is available so that you can discuss the possibility of participation with your physician.

In addition to trials being conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, several other clinical trials being conducted by other groups may also be available. A complete listing of clinical trials being conducted in Canada, including the locations where they are being conducted, can be found by visiting this website … Canadian Cancer Trials.

Who is CCTG?

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group is a cancer research cooperative group that designs and conducts multidisciplinary clinical trials to improve the practice of medicine in preventing, detecting, and treating cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors. Primary support for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group comes from the Canadian Cancer Society.

It Starts With Me

Are you interested in learning about participating in a clinical trial? A new website ( about clinical trials was developed by patients and caregivers who have participated in a clinical trial or have had a loved one participate in a clinical trial and by people who work in clinical trials and research. The website tells you everything you need to know about clinical trials, things to think about or ask before you decide to participate, your rights as a person who is volunteering in a clinical trial and has a glossary of terms for you. The site was created by the Network of Networks (N2) - an organization that represents organizations that do clinical research and trials in Canada.

We encourage you to visit this website to learn more about participating in clinical trials.

There are several websites you can visit that can provide more information about clinical trials, about a specific type of cancer, and that offers resources for patients and their families. We encourage you to visit these sites. Here are some suggestions:

Find services and support

Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society offers listings of a range of cancer care services and support close to home.

Need help? Call the Canadian Cancer Society at 1 888 939-3333 or email them.