Clinical Trials

What Is A Trial?

A clinical trial tests new treatments before they are available to patients through the mainstream market.  These new treatments are tested extensively, first in the laboratory and then in a series of studies called phase I, II and III clinical trials. These studies are done under very controlled conditions in order to determine if promising approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are safe and effective.

Types Of Clinical Trials

  • Treatment trials test new treatments (like a new drug, new approaches to surgery or radiation therapy, new combinations of treatments, or new methods such as gene therapy).
  • Prevention trials test new approaches, such as medicines, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements that doctors believe may lower the risk of disease.
  • Screening trials test the best way to find a disease such as cancer, especially in its early stages.

How Can I Be Referred?

By combining the genitourinary research programs at the Vancouver Prostate Centre and the BC Cancer Agency, clinical trial patients can participate in a full range of investigational studies. Patients interested in participating should contact their doctor for referral.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

VPC Terry Fox team 2016

Terry Fox Run - September 20, 2020

The 40th annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday September 20 across Canada, as a virtual event.  Please consider donating to or joining our TFRI-VPC team as we raise funds to enable The Terry Fox Foundation & The Terry Fox Research Institute to continue their support of innovative and progressive cancer research programs

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, November 6, 2020

Ninadh D’Costa awarded KCRNC-SOPER Foundation Grant

Ninadh D’Costa
Monday, November 2, 2020

Dr. Thaper awarded CDMRP Early Investigator Research Award

Dr. Daksh Thaper