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Resources for Patient & Families

Helping you find the right options

Clinical trials are an important treatment option to consider if you or a loved one is dealing with cancer. This link: CCTG Clinical Trials is where you can find listings of clinical trials currently being conducted by Canadian Cancer Trials Group, including the locations across the country where the trial is being conducted.


In addition to trials being conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, several other clinical trials being conducted by other groups may also be available. A complete listing of clinical trials being conducted in Canada, including the locations where they are being conducted, can be found by visiting this website: Canadian Cancer Trials, and this database can be used to search for International Trials. Also for a list of pediatric clinical trials within Canada please visit

There are several other websites you can visit that can provide more information about clinical trials, about a specific type of cancer, and that offers resources for patients and their families. We encourage you to visit these sites. Here are some suggestions:

Infographics: explaining some of the more complex details of a clinical trial.

What is a cancer clinical trial How can I pariticpate in a clinical trial  What is informed consent What is immunotherapy? What is precision medicine


It Starts With Me

Are you interested in learning about participating in a clinical trial?

This website is about clinical trials was developed by patients and caregivers who have participated in a clinical trial or have had a loved one participate in a clinical trial and by people who work in clinical trials and research. The website tells you everything you need to know about clinical trials, things to think about or ask before you decide to participate, your rights as a person who is volunteering in a clinical trial and has a glossary of terms for you. The site was created by the Network of Networks (N2) an organization that represents organizations that do clinical research and trials in Canada. We encourage you to visit this website to learn more about participating in clinical trials.

IND.227 trial were presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

Results from a new study show improved survival for patients with pleural mesothelioma

Late-breaking results for the IND.227 trial were presented at the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. The Phase III international study evaluated the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab combined with platinum-pemetrexed chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for pleural mesothelioma patients.

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CCTG Recruiting for a Patient Representative Volunteer Role

CCTG is currently seeking applications for a Patient Representative for the Hematology Disease Site Committee

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 LUMOS2 international trial

CCTG brain cancer trial awarded CCS Breakthrough Grant

Canadian Cancer Society announces details of research funding for low-survival cancers, the CCTG Breakthrough Grant Application lead by Dr Marshall Pitz, has received $ 1,549,130 over 5 years. Brain cancers that are classified as grade 2 or 3 gliomas are incurable and when they recur after treatment, the lack of effective therapies for these hard-to-treat cancers leads to very poor outcomes.

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Welcome to new Patient Representative Catherine Wreford

CCTG would like to welcome our new Patient Representative, Catherine Wreford who will be supporting the Brain Cancer Disease Site Committee. Catherine is a professional dancer and actress who was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 2013, a little over a month after giving birth to her second child, Catherine was diagnosed with incurable anaplastic astrocytoma (a malignant brain tumour).

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