Cancer Clinical Trials

 A clinical trial is a research study. It looks at new ways to prevent cancer, treat cancer or to control the side effects of cancer treatments. We have more than 60 clinical trials available in the Durham Regional Cancer Centre. You may be able to take part in one. This may depend on your type of cancer. Talk to your doctor to see if a clinical trial may be a choice for you.

To see which clinical trials are available at the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, visit the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Learn more about the research program at Lakeridge Health.

If you would like to speak with a member of our Research team, please contact  Janice Jansen-Pereira, Director of Research at 905-576-8711 ext. 32908 or by email

We want to hear from you!

Only 1% to 5% of adult cancer patients participate in a clinical trial. Better cancer treatments are available because patients have participated in clinical trials. We want to understand why patients do not participate in cancer clinical trials.

We ask you to complete a short survey to provide us with your feedback.

 For more information, contact the study lead: Angelina Singson at (905) 926-2707 or email



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