The Quebec – Clinical Research Organization in Cancer (Q-CROC) and Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC) are partnering to endeavour to improve access to colorectal cancer clinical trials in Quebec.
Each year, more than 25,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Canada. It is estimated that by 2020, it will be the 3rd most diagnosed cancer in the country. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among Canadians and 3rd among Canadian women. Improved screening and research advances in recent years have brought hope to these statistics, leading to new treatment options and improved survival rates.
Based on these facts, Q-CROC and CCC have decided to use their complementary strengths to facilitate access to information on clinical research and to promote the activities and support services offered to patients. This collaboration has led to the creation of a community of practice for physicians specializing in colorectal cancer to optimize the participation of Quebecers with this type of cancer in clinical trials.
“We are delighted to partner with Q-CROC and the many clinicians in their network to ensure that more patients have access to cancer clinical trials in Quebec, giving them the opportunity to participate in research and improve healthcare for the future,” said Barry D. Stein, President and CEO of Colorectal Cancer Canada