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Research Involvement

BC Cancer – Kelowna offers many opportunities for our staff, patients, and communities to participate in research.

Research projects support BC Cancer's goals of preventing and treating cancer, supporting patients through and after treatment, and finding better and more effective methods. Staff are involved in planning, delivering, and publishing the results of research. Patients may be involved with research projects which match their eligibility, and contribute to future improvements in cancer care. Communities support research projects through donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, and through raising awareness.

BC Cancer Foundation

The BC Cancer Foundation (BCCF) raises funds to support research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer and maintains offices at each of the BC Cancer centres. Below are some research initiatives at BC Cancer – Kelowna funded through BC Cancer Foundation.

Clinical Trials are research studies to examine or compare the effects of treatments on humans. The website has more information about clinical trials at BC Cancer – Kelowna, and about Clinical Trials Research in BC Cancer. If you have participated in clinical trials in BC, you may be invited to take a Clinical Trials Survey about your experiences, to help improve the experience of future research subjects.

Research Initiatives
In addition to these, other studies every year explore prevention, treatment, and survivorship issues. Learn more below.

Your experiences and views are important and during your visits to BC Cancer – Kelowna you may be asked to take part in one of our research studies. This request can raise many questions, so before you make your decision, feel free to discuss your concerns with any member of your care team. Partaking in a research project is entirely voluntary, and there will be no pressure or expectation put on you to participate.

Our professionals study new or improved cancer treatments, as well as ways to prevent and detect cancer. We are also interested in exploring the perceptions and experiences of our patients. These studies, called clinical trials, are an important part of our activity. Through these studies we hope to continuously learn how to provide better services for all patients in British Columbia.

Find out more about BC Cancer clinical trials, including currently open trials. If you have participated with clinical trials at BC Cancer – Kelowna, you may be invited to complete a clinical trials survey of your experiences. 

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