Saskatchewan Breast Cancer Connect

Clinical Trials

What are Clinical Trials?

Clinical trials are studies in which people volunteer to take part in tests of new drugs or procedures. Doctors use clinical trials to develop new treatments.

Why would I participate in a Clinical Trial?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to take part in a clinical trial. Some do so for a chance to improve their quality of life or to potentially live longer, while others want to help develop future treatments for others. 

Knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you feel better when deciding whether or not to take part in one. Talk to your doctor or healthcare team so you can make the best choice for you.

How do I find a Clinical Trial?

The following sites list the clinical trials currently underway in Canada and Saskatchewan. The location of the trials and eligibility criteria are outlined on the sites. Your medical team can help you decide which trial (if any) is appropriate for you. 

Website: http://www.canadiancancertrials.ca/ 

Website: http://www.saskatchewan.canadiancancertrials.ca/ 

Sources for Information

  • American Cancer Society

    For over 100 years, ACS has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.

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    Canadian Cancer Society

    The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

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  • Canadian Breast Cancer Network

    CBCN strives to voice the views and concerns of breast cancer survivors and patients through promotion of information sharing, education and advocacy activities.

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    Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

    The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada's leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to funding relevant and innovative research and supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community.

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  • It Starts With Me

    N2 is an independent, not for profit association of Canadian research networks and organizations working to advance Canada’s clinical research skills and capacity.  They bring together people who do clinical research and clinical trials. 

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    Shoulder and/or Upper Limb Dysfunction

    The purpose of this study is to gather information of how many breast cancer survivors develop shoulder and/or upper limb problems in the province of Saskatchewan.

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