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There is still time to register for the next CCTG New Investigator Clinical Trials Course (NICTC) being held August 7th to the 9th in Kingston, Ontario.

The NICTC is an important component of the group mandate to provide and facilitate investigator education and training. The major goal of the course is to familiarize new investigators from across the country with the essentials of clinical trial conduct in the Canadian research environment.

The intended audience for this course is junior level faculty, fellows in oncology and translational scientists. This two day intensive provides clinical researchers in oncology with the basic tools for a future career in clinical research and will be accredited for Maintenance of Competence (MOCOMP) credits with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The 2019 New Investigator Clinical Trials Course marks the seventh anniversary of the course, originally founded in 2007.

For more information and the course application please visit the New Investigator Clinical Trials Course page on the CCTG website. If you have any questions, please e-mail:

New Investigator Cancer Trials Practicum 2019 – 2020 [applications due 11-Feb-2019]

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is very excited to announce that the the 2019-2020 New Investigator Cancer Trials Practicum applications are open. This is a unique opportunity for new investigators to access hands on training and practical work in the field of cancer clinical trials. The purpose of the CCTG New-Investigator Cancer Trials Practicum is to deliver a training program that includes practical trial experience at cancer sites across the country over a one-year period. This opportunity is the first of its kind in Canada enabling the best and brightest new oncology researchers to acquire training and experience.
New Investigator Cancer Trials Practicum 2019 - 2020

Application deadline is February 11, 2019

To find out more: New Investigator Cancer Trials Practicum

Recruiting New Lay Representatives to the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Group

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Group is looking to recruit patients, caregivers and others affected by cancer to join its Lay Representatives Committee and Investigational New Drug Committee.

The role of Lay Representatives in the Canadian Cancer Trials Group is to represent the perspective of patients and their families, and the public at large, in the development and delivery of clinical trials. The goal is to team with health care professionals/researchers to advance outstanding research in the treatment, care, and prevention of cancer to improve patient outcomes.

Applicants should have:

  • An interest in cancer research
  • Experience with cancer or caring for someone with cancer
  • An ability to understand the scientific discussions that take place during meetings and/or be willing to become familiar with relevant research and medical language
  • Good communication skills and an ability to listen to others and be comfortable and confident constructively expressing their own views from a consumer perspective
  • The ability to commit the time to participate fully in Lay Representatives Committee and IND Committee activities, including preparing for and attending the Canadian Cancer Trials Group’s Annual Spring Meeting of Participants, quarterly teleconferences, telephone and email discussions as needed
  • Electronic communication skills, including basic computer skills and access to the internet

For more information and to access application form, please go to: