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Clinical Trials

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Calgary, AB T3B 0L3

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Clinical trials are studies that test the safety and effectiveness of new drugs or procedures. Patients volunteer to participate in these studies, and medical professionals gain valuable information from the results.

Clinical trials are one of the best ways to test new methods to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent cancer. Standard treatments used today would not be available if they had not first gone through the clinical trial process. Through clinical trials, researchers have discovered less invasive surgical techniques, drugs with fewer side effects and treatments that improve patient outcomes.

If you or a loved one requires treatment for cancer, you may want to learn about available clinical trials. Clinical trials add to medical knowledge and contribute to better cancer care worldwide, and they’re available for various stages and types of cancer. Although there’s no guarantee of the outcome, the method or treatment being tested is under study because it may provide advantages over the current standard.

Rosemarie Farrell – Clinical Trials and TransLab Manager at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre

Dr. Danny Heng – Staff Medical Oncologist, Tom Baker Cancer Centre; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Danny Heng is a compassionate and driven medical oncologist at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre (TBCC) specializing in the treatment of kidney, prostate, breast, bladder and testicular cancers. Dr. Heng was named Top 40 Under 40 in 2015 for his work developing a prognostic tool known as the Heng criteria. Dr. Heng is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Medical Lead for the Clinical Research Unit at TBCC. Dr. Heng was recently featured in the Alberta Cancer Foundation's Leap Magazine: https://www.albertacancer.ca/leap-magazine

Rosemarie Farrell has been leading departments in clinical research for over 15 years including Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre and Alberta Health Services. Currently, Rose is Manager of Clinical Trials and TransLab at TBCC, Holy Cross and Southern Alberta. Rose’s caring nature and positive outlook are revered by her colleagues at the TBCC.

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