Clinical Trials

“Clinical trials are  the best way that APCaRI scientists can move new discoveries from the laboratory to the clinic.”

 

APCaRI is working in a new study to:

1. Find new tests in blood, urine, semen, or biopsy (or surgery) samples that can tell if a patient has prostate cancer.

2. Find tests that can identify aggressive cancers.

 

We need you!

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To discover these tests, blood, urine,  semen and clinical information from close to 4000 men are required. We plan to enroll patients over a period of 5 years in Calgary and Edmonton.

In Calgary, recruitment will occur at the Prostate Cancer Centre and Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In addition, participants may join the study by contacting the Calgary study coordinator at 403-943-8942.

In Edmonton, recruitment will occur at the Northern Alberta Urology Centre and Cross Cancer Institute. In addition, participants may join the study by contacting the Edmonton study coordinator at 780-407-5914.

Ask your doctor if you are eligible to participate in the study!

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Download the Alberta Prostate Registry and Biorepository Information Brochure.

Download the Alberta Prostate Cancer Registry and Biorepository Information Brochure.

 

 

Clinical trials are one of the best ways to test new methods to diagnose, treat, manage, and prevent cancer, to ultimately deliver the best treatment and care possible to Albertans facing cancer.

Cancer Control Alberta reduces the impact of cancer on all Albertans and provides expert care and support for patients from their first symptom to survivorship. Supporting world-class research are two specialized teams that operate within the Clinical Trials Units at the Cross Cancer Institute and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.  Each team provides well-trained staff and comprehensive services to researchers who are conducting clinical trials. In addition to the cancer centres, The Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Northern Alberta Urology Centre in Edmonton are testing advances in diagnosis and treatment to improve quality of life and work towards a cure for prostate cancer.

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Our First Participant!

Thanks to the participation from men with suspected prostate cancer and men diagnosed with prostate cancer, we will be able to measure if our “tests” can reveal the true nature of prostate cancer and if the tests or biomarkers can diagnose prostate cancer and tell us what cancers are more aggressive.

As part of the Alberta Prostate Registry and Biorepository, patients will be entered into our study, in which blood and other samples are collected over time and their health outcomes are recorded over many years. Patients will follow standard medical advice and care through their doctors. Our team collect biospecimens and information related to general health and cancer behavior over time.

Rather than being frightened by the word ‘cancer’, we want to learn how to predict serious and morbid prostate cancer complications well before they happen, so that we can weigh carefully the pros and cons of available treatments.

In the process, we expect to identify new and important advantage points for better therapies to be developed. The word “cancer” may be scary, but what is truly scary is unawareness.

“It makes me very happy to be able to contribute to find better ways to diagnose prostate cancer.”

- Mr. Garcia