Joining a Clinical Trial

When you first learn that you have cancer, a clinical trial may not be the first option that comes to mind.

As you consider your treatment options, there may be a clinical trial that is right for you, here at the Juravinski Cancer Centre.

There are things that you can do to become more informed about clinical trial options:

  • Use our Find a Trial page to search our current clinical trials.
    • We have many clinical trials that are recruiting, however some of our trials are pending or closed.
  • Ask your oncologist about clinical trials, particularly at a first visit or whenever there is a need to change from one treatment to another.
  • Search the internet.
    • The Ontario Institute of Cancer Research (OICR) keeps a current list of the clinical trials that we have available here at the Juravinski Cancer Centre and other cancer centres in Ontario. You can visit the OICR website here.
      • Enter your cancer type, your city/town, Hamilton Health Sciences, Juravinski Cancer Centre, or other keywords to find the clinical trials options we have for your type of cancer.
    • The Canadian Cancer Trials website includes clinical trials available across Canada.
    • The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) website and the National Institutes of Health Clinical website include clinical trials available in the US and worldwide.
    • Save or print the clinical trial details you find and review them with your oncologist at your next appointment. If your oncologist is not involved with a particular trial they may be able to refer you to a doctor who is.
  • If you want to speak to us about a clinical trial option, you can Contact Us.
    • You do not have to be a patient at the Juravinski Cancer Centre to contact us. If you are interested in learning more about our clinical trials or whether one of our trials is right for you, we can answer your questions and provide more detailed information about your options.
    • If you are already a patient here, we can book you an appointment or arrange to meet with you at your next scheduled appointment; if you are not a patient here, we can help you in the referral process.
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