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Patient Safety & Advocacy

​Our research at Princess Margaret allows us to find out more about cancer and develop better treatments for it. New discoveries and innovative cancer therapies that are changing cancer care for patients around the world are happening right here through our clinical trials and other research.

If you want to participate in a clinical trial, you will be asked to give informed consent. This means learning the important information about the trial before you decide to take part. It also means staying informed about what is going on in your trial as it progresses. The people in charge of the trial can give you updates about the trial’s progress.

Taking part in a clinical trial also means you can play a more active role in your care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available and help others by contributing to medical research.

 

Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board (REB) at the University Health Network is responsible for making sure that all research is conducted ethically.

Before researchers can begin a new study, they must explain to the REB what they want to do and how they will do it. The REB determines if the new study is ethically and scientifically sound.

The researchers in charge of the study must make sure that their research complies with the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Human Subjects [opens in new window]​ and any other regulations or guidelines that apply.​

Last reviewed: 1/11/2015
Last modified: 10/16/2017 10:11 AM