What We Accomplished in 2021-2022

Network Recruitment

Trial Portfolio

Patient and Public Involvement

Performance by Province


Accrual to target 91% | 3 Patient partners

  • Implemented a new Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) that will result in improved trial efficiency.
  • Engaged Patient Advisors in the implementation of a new electronic medical record (EMR) system. Patients can now be contacted via MyChart for potentially eligible trials.
  • Training courses to address biosafety in clinical trials for staff members is under development.

British Columbia

Accrual to target 84% | 3 Patient partners

  • Linked the new clinical trials website to the CTMS to provide an updated list of open trials for patients.
  • Implemented a new Phase 1 room to allow patients on Phase 1 clinical trials to rest post-treatment.


Accrual to target 34% | 1 Patient partner

  • Launched a new business unit model to allow greater physician engagement and more access to trials for patients.
  • Held daily virtual events during International Clinical Trials Week and engaged Patient Representative to participate in events.


Accrual to target 38% | 1 Patient partner

  • Launched and implemented Clinical Trials Management System – EDGE.
  • Listed all open trials on Eastern Health website for patients and stakeholders.

Nova Scotia

1 Patient partner

  • Developed a Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) to address trial start-up, feasibility and patient population for recruitment.
  • Added a Patient Representative to the CTWG to provide feedback on potential upcoming trials


Accrual to target 151% | 17 Patient partners

  • Developed clinical trial resources to support patients, families and friends.
  • Implemented initiatives to improve trial selection and trial activation processes.
  • Developed quality improvement initiatives to standardize processes and empower individuals to solve problems and integrate quality improvement into day-to-day work.
  • Collaborated with other Network sites on best practices for audits.


Accrual to target 193% | 5 Patient partners

  • Developed and launched Clinical Trials Navigator pilot project, a first of its kind in the province.
  • Redesigned and relaunched a new version of OncoQuébec, an online resource for sourcing available cancer clinical trials within the province of Quebec, based on user feedback.


14 Patient partners

  • C17 launched and promoted U-Link, a resource to improve access to clinical trials among the pediatric cancer sites.
  • Three High Priority Trials (HPT) were identified and prioritized for trial activation. 94 per cent of participating sites activated HPTs within 90 days.

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