Programs & Services
Cancer Detection and Treatment
Trillium Health Centre oncologists are involved in cancer research through the conduct of clinical trials. Participation in a clinical trial gives people with cancer access to the newest types of treatment.
Clinical trials are important because they add to the progress that is being made against cancer. They also answer important scientific questions which may lead to new and better treatment in the future.
Patients make their own decisions about participating in clinical trials after gathering information on the options, harms and benefits of the treatment offered. Talking with members of a health care team will assist in making an informed decision.
You can find more information on clinical trials here:
- Canadian Cancer Society website: www.cancer.ca,
- National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group website: www.ctg.queensu.ca,
- Ontario Institute for Cancer Research web site: www.ontariocancertrials.org
Trillium Health Centre’s Clinical Trials Team
Trillium Health Centre oncologists are qualified and hold accreditation to act as research investigators for clinical trials conducted in Canada, United States and Internationally.
Clinical Trials Nurses:
Clinical trials nurses are registered nurses with oncology and research-related expertise. They are responsible for the supervision and management of patients who are eligible and choose to participate in a study.
Clinical Research Associate:
To begin a clinical trial at any hospital or clinic, a clinical research associate will ensure that the clinical trial meets Health Canada ethical and regulatory standards.