Clinical Research in Oncology

Patients┃Update on COVID-19 and clinical trials in oncology

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare facilities have restructured their operations to prioritize the care of people with COVID-19, and to prevent the spread of the virus.  At this time, clinical research personnel could be required to assist other departments within the hospital.


What this means for you if:


You’re thinking of participating in a clinical trial. Some of the studies may be suspended. If you contact the research teams, it may take longer than usual for them to respond to you.

You’re already participating in a study. The COVID-19 pandemic may cause changes in your study. If this happens, your research doctor or nurse will contact you. But don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.

Your child is participating in a study. In most cases, treatment will continue as planned. Your research doctor or nurse will contact you if any change is required. But don’t hesitate to contact them if you have any questions or concerns. As a parent or caregiver, you should take extra precautions. For more information, click here.


We continue to watch for new developments to provide you with timely information about clinical research in oncology. Please see the resources and links below:


1.Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Québec

2. Politique et procédures générales en cancérologie pour la COVID-19 et la protection des personnes touchées par le cancer et des professionnels (Pt. 6. Recherche) à l’attention du personnel du réseau de cancérologie

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