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Clinical Trials and Research

The breadth of research happening at BC Cancer – Victoria is extensive, including basic science research, clinical and outcomes research, and clinical trials for cancer therapy. This body of work is possible through the work of our dedicated team, made up of clinical and research staff, and nationally and internationally recognized physician scientists.  

The Clinical Trials and Clinical Research Program at BC Cancer – Victoria is one of our centre’s key priorities. Taking part in a clinical trial is voluntary and patients may be approached to participate in clinical trials and research in order to advance our knowledge in these areas, and to provide access to the latest therapies under investigation.  

Open Clinical Trials 

Open trials are trials that are currently accepting participants and can be searched by regional BC Cancer centre, by indication (tumour site), trial phase, or by drug/treatment. 

Please click here  and use the search function to find the clinical trial you are interested in learning more about. For more information about a particular trial, please talk with your treating physician first, who may contact the regional centre if necessary.

Clinical Research Program

Study Title

Disease Site

Principal Investigator

Open to Accrual

Immersive Multimedia as an Adjunctive Measure for Pain Control in Cancer Patients
All sites
Dr. Bernie Garrett 
(UBC)
December 2020
Locoregional radiotherapy in breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy
Breast
Dr. Pauline Truong
July 2020
Inflammatory Breast 
Cancer: A Population
Based Study of Patients
Treated in BC in the 
Modern Era
Breast
Dr. Maryam Dosani
IN SET-UP
Gynae PET: Evaluation of Post-Treatment PET Scans
for Gynecologic Cancers 
Cervical
Dr. Caroline Holloway
March 2021
Gynae Path Review: 
Evaluation of Post-Treatment PET Scans for Gynecologic Cancers
Endometrial
Dr. Caroline Holloway
July 2021
Utility of electronic decision-support tools for patients with head and neck cancer 
Head/Neck
Eleah Stringer 
(MSc thesis)
February 2021
Head and Neck Cancer Application for Patients and their Partners (HANC APP) Study
Head/Neck
Dr. Sally Smith
IN SET-UP
Community Based Oral Caries Risk Pilot Study on Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated with Radiation
Head/Neck
Dr. Pamela Gardner

IN SET-UP
VOLUME-PRO: Nivolumab in the real world in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head & neck prospective study
Head/Neck SCC
Dr. Zia
Poonja
April 2021
Investigating the biochemical effects of intermittent fasting (IF) on CLL tumour control and autophagy induction by using a case-controlled study of CLL/SLL patients at BC Cancer - Victoria
Leukemia/
Lymphoma
Dr. Nicol Macpherson
February 2021
Does Timing Matter? A case crossover study of intermittent fasting (IF) in patients with CLL/SLL at BC Cancer - Victoria
Leukemia/
Lymphoma
Dr. Nicol Macpherson
IN SET-UP
Exploring real work toxicity and efficacy of immunotherapy for advanced melanoma amongst patients treated at BC Cancer in routine clinical practice
Melanoma
Dr. Doran Ksienski
January 2017
Real world efficacy and toxicity of immunotherapy for advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) amongst patients treated at BC Cancer
NSCLC Lung
Dr. Doran Ksienski
August 2019
Pembrolizumab in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): Effects of time to treatment and discontinuation on survival
NSCLC Lung
Dr. Doran Ksienski
IN SET-UP 
DETERMINE: A retrospective study of archival NSCLC biopsy samples to investigate the value of the DetermalO gene expression assay in identifying immune checkpoint inhibitor responses
NSCLC Lung
Dr. David Saltman
February 2021
NPGENCO: Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Led Consenting Seminar for Genetic Testing using the GCOS-24 Scale
Ovarian
Laurie Barnhardt
January 2021
iMETABO: Metabolic tracing of tumour and T cells in the ascites of ovarian cancer patients
Ovarian
Dr. Julian
Lum

June 2021
Use of the BC Cancer Clinical Guided PERT Tool in the Identification and Management of Pancreatic Enzyme Insufficiency in Pancreatic Cancer 
Pancreas
Dr. JP McGhie
November 2020
PREVALENCE: Biomarker study to determine frequency of DNA-repair defects in men with metastatic prostate cancer
Prostate
Dr. Sunil Parimi
December 2019
Adaptive Radiation Therapy: Improving treatment precision and clinical workflow with Machine Learning driven auto-contouring of prostate Cone-Beam CT imaging
Prostate
Dr. Abraham Alexander
April 2020
BC Prostate Ultrahypofractionation or Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SABR) Registry
Prostate
Dr. Abraham Alexander
June 2021
Immunomodulatory effects of prostate brachytherapy and SBRT
Prostate
Dr. Abraham Alexander
May 2021
CanSaRCC BC Cancer: Clinical Outcome and Genetic Analysis of Sarcoma
Sarcoma
Dr. Xiaolan Feng
July 2021
Sarcoma database research - GIST mutational analysis and RT
Sarcoma
Dr. Xiaolan Feng
September 2019













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