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Helping you find the right options

Clinical trials are an important treatment option to consider if you or a loved one is dealing with cancer. This link: CCTG Clinical Trials is where you can find listings of clinical trials currently being conducted by Canadian Cancer Trials Group, including the locations across the country where the trial is being conducted.


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, and this database can be used to search for International Trials. Also for a list of pediatric clinical trials within Canada please visit

There are several other 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:

Infographics: explaining some of the more complex details of a clinical trial.

What is a cancer clinical trial How can I pariticpate in a clinical trial  What is informed consent What is immunotherapy? What is precision medicine


It Starts With Me

Are you interested in learning about participating in a clinical trial?

This website is 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.

CCTG Recruiting for a Patient Representative Volunteer Role

CCTG Recruiting for a Patient Representative Volunteer Role

CCTG is currently seeking applications for a Patient Representative for the Hematology Disease Site Committee

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Dan Renouf and Gayl

Improving survival for people with pancreatic cancer

Stories of research impact, CCS Research Impact Report. An international clinical trial has changed the way doctors treat pancreatic cancer around the world.

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David McMullen CCTG patient rep

CCTG Patient Representative David McMullen honoured with 2023 CCRA award

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) announced the recipients of its biennial awards, recognizing significant contributions to cancer research in Canada.

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CCTG HD12 a hematology trial investigating targeted therapy for early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma opens in Canada

CCTG HD12 a hematology trial investigating targeted therapy for early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma opens in Canada

Researchers will compare the usual treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, with a new treatment that takes the standard combination drug treatment replacing one of the drugs with brentuximab vedotin that may be more effective and cause fewer side effects for patients.

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