Clinical Trials

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) supports national and international multicentre phase I-III cancer clinical research trials aimed at improving the survival and quality of life of cancer patients across all cancer types. The scientific agenda for the group is developed by clinical researchers across Canada and beyond, includes trials of new cancer agents, novel radiation and surgical techniques, as well as interventions to improve patient quality of life.

If you are a CCTG member and need to access the full trials pages please click here.

The links below will take you to pages that list all the current CCTG trials with a brief description. If you are interested in volunteering for a trial we suggest that you discuss the opportunity with your care team.

If you are a patient or caregiver and are looking for other information about clinical trials a complete listing of clinical trials being conducted in Canada, including the locations where they are being conducted, can be found here: Canadian Cancer Trials.  And if you are interested in learning about participating in a clinical trial more information can be found here:



The Innovative Cancer Treatments of Tomorrow are Born Through Collaboration

​Annette Hay, Senior Investigator and Co-PI of ExCELLirate Canada, the CCTG-co-Led national platform for exploring the promising applications of cell therapy research across a wide variety of cancers and other illnesses was recently featured as a signature initiative at Queen’s University.

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Dr. Joseph Pater receives inaugural Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize

Dr. Joseph Pater receives inaugural Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize

Dr. Joseph Pater, is the recipient of the Canadian Cancer Society Lifetime Contribution Prize, a new honour from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

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Dr. Cheung and Dr. Hay receive bridge funding - CIHR Spring 2020 competition

Dr. Cheung and Dr. Hay receive bridge funding - CIHR Fall 2020 competition

Congratulations to Dr. Annette Hay, a Senior Investigator with the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and Dr. Matthew Cheung, Hematologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Together they received an additional $100,000 in bridge funding in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2020 competition matching funds awarded in the spring from this program designed to capture and support ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge in Canada. 

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CIHR funding award announced for rare cancer study

Congratulations to Dr. Tricia Cottrell, a CCTG Senior Investigator, has been awarded $872,86 to support the IND227 study from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall Project Competition.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is rare and deadly form of cancer. Patients do not respond well to the current standard of care. However, there have been some positive results using immunotherapy.  Immunotherapy is a new way of treating cancer that “turns on” an individual’s anticancer immune response.

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