Clinical Research in Oncology

What is a Community of Practice?

A community of practice is a group of people who work together and interact to learn from each other, sharing challenges, experiences and good practices in a particular area of their professional practice.

Since 2018, Q-CROC has established and coordinates several communities of practice in oncology clinical research.

Who Can Participate?

Physicians, research nurses, managers, and research coordinators. At the heart of the community of practice concept is the idea of learning by interacting with others.



To distribute niche trials geographically and have a single recruiting center per region


To establish an effective system for referring patients between centers


Quickly inform all centers of ongoing trials and upcoming ones


To increase the community’s visibility among trial promoters

Thoracic (Résot)

Launched in 2018, RÉSOT was the first community of practice implemented by Q-CROC. Today, it has more than 80 members in 16 hospital centers across Quebec. Dr. Normand Blais (CHUM) acts as a leader for RÉSOT.


This community brings together professionals from Quebec’s four pediatric healthcare institutions: CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal Children’s Hospital, CHU de Québec – Université Laval and CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. The main objective is to optimize communications across the province’s pediatric centers.


Launched in the winter of 2022, this community brings together nearly 30 physicians from 11 centers across Quebec. Among other things, this community allows for the optimization of recruitment and the referral of patients between hospitals. The current leader of the community is Dr. Jean-Paul Bahary of CHUM.


Launched in 2020, the Hemato-Oncology Community of Practice relies on the involvement of professionals from seven healthcare institutions across Quebec. Under the leadership of Dr. Sarit Assouline (Jewish General Hospital), its main goal is to optimize the standard of care in hemato-oncology and to promote the launch of niche clinical trials in AML and MDS.


In collaboration with Colorectal Cancer Canada, a community of practice was launched in the fall of 2020. Representatives from a dozen centers are already involved in this community. Dr Francine Aubin (CHUM) acts as a leader for this community.


A community of practice in gynecology is starting up. The purpose of this community will be to discuss upcoming clinical trials and increase the number of available trials. Interested physicians are invited to contact us ( for more details and to join the group.

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