“We believe those who volunteer to take part in Clinical Trials are genuine ‘medical heroes’.” – Dr. Yasmin Rahim, Medical Oncologist

Advancing Hope

Clinical trials are research studies to test new procedures, drugs or equipment that pave the way to advanced practices in cancer detection, treatment and prevention.

When you participate in a clinical trial, you directly contribute to the global quest for knowledge on how cancer forms and how we can best treat it. We encourage our patients’ interest and participation in clinical trials.

Clinical Trials at the SRCC

The SRCC at Southlake supports an increasing number of research studies, which Dr. Demetrios Simos, Medical Oncology Physician leads. Each year, more than 75 patients enroll in one of our many active studies performed at the SRCC at Southlake. As part of the Canadian Clinical Trials Network, we participate in academic trials to address clinicians, researchers, patients, government and funders’ priorities, as well as industry-sponsored trails.

Through clinical trials, cancer patients and cancer researchers can continue to develop new treatments, care and prevention that enhances our patients’ outcomes and experience.

Active Trials

To learn about active trials at the SRCC at Southlake, visit this section of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research website.

Join a Trial

If you are interested in joining any of our trials, please speak with your oncologist. We regularly invite eligible patients to participate in specific studies, but participation is always voluntary. And as with any research, strict guidelines are in place to protect your rights and safety.

Together, we can improve the lives of people living with cancer.