Clinical trials are studies done to explore whether new treatments for diseases such as cancer are safe and effective for humans. They offer unbiased data that regulators can use to determine whether a treatment should be made widely available.


You may be asked if you would like to enroll in a clinical trial, which is a medical research study to test new methods of prevention, screening, diagnosis or treatment of cancer. The trial will be explained to you in detail prior to your consent and you will have time to consider whether you would like to proceed. You are under no obligation to enroll in a trial and your care will not be affected by your decision. You can find out more about current clinical trials by getting in touch with your health care team.


For information on available clinical trials, please visit www.canadiancancertrials.ca or www.clinicaltrials.gov.