PET Scans Ontario
Clinical Trials
 

Clinical trials are important research studies that try to answer specific questions to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat an illness. Trials are conducted to test a hypothesis that a PET scan improves diagnosis and treatment when there is little or no published evidence.

The PET Scans Ontario Program supports PET clinical trials approved by the PET Steering Committee and conducted by the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG). OCOG works with researchers to design, conduct, analyze and publish the trials.

How do I enroll in a clinical trial?

Patients:
Speak with your physician to determine whether you are eligible for a clinical trial, and whether a PET scan is an appropriate diagnostic or treatment assessment tool for you.

Physicians:
Contact one of the principal investigators to refer a patient to a clinical trial.

Find out more on the OCOG website

Other PET clinical trials may be available through local hospitals. These are run by local investigators and are not part of the PET Scans Ontario program. Contact your physician or local hospital for more information.

Ontario’s PET clinical trials provide high-quality – and internationally recognized – evidence for appropriate use of PET in diagnosis or for the clinical management of patients. This evidence is critically important for the safety and appropriate care of Ontarians as well as determining which indication will be covered by OHIP.

OCOG PET clinical trials now recruiting

This list will be updated as trials are completed, or new trials are added. Please check back periodically.

For detailed information or to enroll a patient, visit the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group at http://www.ocog.ca/PORTAL/Trials.aspx 

OCOG Trials Accrual Recently Completed

PET LACE for locally advanced cervical cancer​

This OCOG Trial (PET LACE – PET Imaging in Women With Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer) has recently completed accrual, therefore is no longer accepting trial participants.

PET REC for the diagnosis of recurrent cancer

This OCOG Trial (PET REC – PET/CT for the Diagnosis of Recurrent Cancer: A Feasibility Study) has recently completed accrual, therefore is no longer accepting trial participants.

PET CAM for advanced colorectal cancer with liver metastases

This OCOG Trial (PET CAM - PET Imaging Prior to Liver Resection for Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Metastases) has recently completed accrual, therefore is no longer accepting trial participants.

Until the results are reviewed and a formal decision regarding future public funding of PET scans for this indication is made, please note that requests for this indication will be accepted through the PET Access Program.

For detailed information on inclusion/exclusion criteria visit the Ontario Clinical Oncology Group at http://www.ocog.ca/PORTAL/Trials.aspx, and click on the “Follow Up” link.