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Who We Are: Quebec’s largest clinical research network in oncology

Since 2008, Quebec – Clinical Research Organization in Cancer (Q-CROC) coordinates a network of 18 of the most active hospitals in oncology clinical research, accounting for more than 95% of recruiting studies in the province. The network has more than 250 investigators and 500 research professionals.

What we do

Q-CROC develops and accelerates the implementation of initiatives aimed at optimizing clinical research processes in its network, to stimulate the recruitment of participants in compliance with current standards.

Q-CROC equips and supports investigators to enable them to be more effective. Since 2018, Q-CROC has been coordinating subgroups of specialized physician-researchers by tumor site. This strategy greatly stimulates collaboration between physicians in different hospitals. The positive outcomes on patient recruitment are already seen.

The Q-CROC study registry lists all studies in progress within the network. Updated continuously by Q-CROC liaison officers, it is the most up-to-date in Quebec. It is an essential tool for our members, particularly to refer patients between hospitals, map studies and measure their performance.

Thanks to the privileged relationships established with the oncology clinical research community in its network and to its expertise, Q-CROC coordinates clinical research awareness activities at the provincial level and distributes educational materials on clinical research in Quebec hospitals.

Our Partners

Our partners contribute to the development of our activities, through funding or collaborations: