Clinical Research & Care

The staff at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is committed to continually raising the bar in virtually every area of cancer medicine including early detection, precision diagnostics, more targeted treatments and psychosocial support for patients and families.

At any one time, there are over 600 clinical trials running to test new and improved diagnostic and treatment techniques against the current ‘standard of care’.  One out of every five patients is participating in a clinical trial.  Many of these trials are national or international in scope, and are testing new procedures in surgery, radiation medicine and new drugs and new drug combinations.

The Princess Margaret is a busy place where over 1,400 patients are cared for each day--primarily in our ambulatory clinics, but also in our in-patient unit that has 202 beds where patients recover from bone marrow transplants or have specially-trained doctors help them manage debilitating side effects.  In 2016, the centre:

  • performed 6,031 cancer surgeries
  • delivered 37, 754 systemic therapy treatments
  • facilitated 91, 517 radiation visits, and
  • performed 428 stem cell transplants

Read the stories about our world-leading clinicians and how they are helping to conquer cancer through improved detection, diagnosis and treatment.




The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards

The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards recognize the exceptional care provided by staff and volunteers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. These awards honour two...

The Gerald Kirsh Humanitarian Awards
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