Cancer Research Groups Raise Awareness about Clinical Trials

a photo of health professionals at London Health Sciences Centre
Friday, February 3, 2017

To celebrate World Cancer Day, Lawson Health Research Institute is launching a campaign to promote awareness of clinical trials.

The ‘Ask Me’ campaign, a national campaign run by the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN), seeks to increase awareness and encourage patients to ask their health care provider about the options for clinical trials.

Photo: Uro-oncology Research Group from left to right: Alex Timofte, RN (Clinical Research Associate); Wendy Shoff, RN (Clinical Research Associate); Amanda Anderson, MPH (Clinical Research Associate); Corrine Hickling (Clinical Research Assistant); Catherine Hildebrand, PhD (Urology Research Manager).

Starting February 3 staff members and physicians at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) will be wearing “Ask me about clinical trials” buttons to help encourage dialogue between patients and physicians.

In 2015, the Cancer Clinical Research Unit conducted over 390 clinical trials. In total, Lawson conducts over 2500 clinical trials a year with over 6100 research participants. For more information on clinical trials at Lawson, please visit Lawson Health Research’s Clinical Research page