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 Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials in Canada

Here are some clinical trials taking place in Canada, the United States and around the world:

-It Starts With Me trial program

-List of breast cancer trials in Canada: 

-List of breast cancer trials worldwide: National Cancer Institute


Clinical Trials in Canada

All treatments used today are the result of past clinical trials

Deciding to take part in a clinical trial can be hard, but it’s your choice to make. Below is information that we hope will make your decision easier.

If you are considering taking part in a clinical trial here are some questions to ask:

-Why is this trial being done?
-What are my other options (standard treatments other studies)? What are their advantages and disadvantages?
-What kind of tests and treatments does the study involve? How often are they done?
-Will this require an extra time commitment on my part?
-How could the study affect my daily life?
-What side effects might I expect from the study treatment? (Remember that there can also be side effects from standard treatments and from the disease itself.)

Questions regarding risk vs benefit

Components and eligibility criteria of a clinical trial

Types of clinical trials 

Facts about clinical trials: Important points to keep in mind


**sources: Canadian Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, BC Cancer Agency,, National Cancer Institute

Updated 05/22/2014


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