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The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) is a pan-Canadian initiative to improve the efficiency and quality of clinical trials in Canada. 3CTN will provide support and coordination for a network of teams at cancer treatment centres and hospitals. With regional participation, 3CTN will enable sites to increase their capacity and capability to conduct academic trials.

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2015 NACC Request for Applications

3CTN is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) for Network Affiliated Cancer Centres (NACC) that have been identified on successful Network Cancer Centers (NCC) applications as affiliated centres and/or centres with the potential to be a NACC. The successful NACC applicants will work with their respective NCC to implement activities and address impediments to patient access and the execution of academic cancer clinical trials. All NACCs will play an important part in the Network to support and improve the efficient delivery of academic sponsored cancer clinical trials within their institution and their local-regional clinical trials node.

To respond to this RFA, review the NACC RFA guidelines and complete the NACC application forms. Deadline for submission to info@3ctn.ca is May 1, 2015.

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Prostate Cancer Initiative

The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network(3CTN) is pleased to issue the following request for concept proposals for clinical research projects in prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. This year Janssen Inc. has provided $500,000 to support clinical research proposals that address important clinical questions. Proposals may include evaluations of biospecimens from previously conducted clinical trials, support conduct of clinical trials or the evaluation of public databases or registries.

The identification of proposals and distribution of funds will be through 3CTN. The process for proposal development and evaluation is as follows:

1. a written concept, maximum 2 pages will be submitted electronically to 3CTN. (2) A short presentation (for each concept proposal submitted) will be made during a special session May 2, 2015 (exact time to be announced) at the Eaton Chelsea, Toronto. This session will be held during the NCIC CTG annual spring meeting to facilitate the attendance and participation of interested investigators. (3) Concepts accepted for moving forward to full application will be notified following the presentations after the NCIC-CTG meeting.

Research area:
clinical trials and clinical research studies in prostate cancer.

Funding available:
$500,000 total over 3 years

Key Dates & Contact Information:

Issue of Request of Concept proposals March 20, 2015
Concepts Due Date April 17, 2015
Presentation Meeting May 2, 2015
Notification of Acceptance to Full Application May 11, 2015
Full Application Due Date August 31, 2015
Review Period September, 2015
Notification of Award October 31, 2015
Award Period October 31 2015 to September, 2018
Application Submission Contact Karen Arts, Executive Director, 3CTN
karen.arts@oicr.on.ca
Budget Contact Saher Lalani, Project Financial Analyst 3CTN
saher.lalani@oicr.on.ca>
E-Submission TBD

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Concept Proposal Request for Submissions

3CTN in collaboration with C17 and NCIC CTG is releasing this Request for Submissions of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) clinical research concepts to be discussed and further developed at a 3CTN funded AYA workshop in the fall of 2015 (location to be determined). The goal will be to develop a clinical trial(s) or clinical research study(ies) that address(es) key gaps or priority areas of AYA-focused cancer treatments. 3CTN will provide funding for the workshop including travel expenses. Clinical trials should be eligible for the 3CTN portfolio; however, projects will require funding from other sources. Please find attached guidelines for submission and an application form. Deadline for submission to karen.arts@oicr.on.ca is April 24th, 5pm EST.

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Press Release

Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network receives new funding, launches online service to connect patients to clinical trials.

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3CTN Newsletter

April 15, 2015
3CTN has released its April Newsletter. View this issue for more information on 3CTN Progress to date.

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