The Systemic Therapy Clinical Trials Unit (STCTU) is responsible for conducting most of the clinical trials for the department of Medical Oncology at BC Cancer – Victoria
. These clinical trials may include, but are not limited to, studies of new cancer therapies (i.e. new chemotherapies, biological agents or hormone therapies), new technologies (i.e. PET scanning), lifestyle and supportive care programs. The first clinical trial to open at BC Cancer – Victoria, an ovarian cancer trial, was opened in 1980.