The Ontario Clinical Oncology Group (OCOG) is an academic based clinical trials development and coordination organization. OCOG is affiliated with the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and works with investigators to conceive, design, coordinate, conduct, analyze and publish practice changing clinical trials in Oncology. Along with our provincial and national team of investigators we have led a diverse portfolio of clinically relevant trials of radiation fractionation in breast, prostate, and lung cancer patients. Our series of trials evaluating the clinical role of PET scans has informed the provincial funding criteria in Ontario. In addition, we have evaluated other types of technology, quality of life trials, and various pharmaceutical studies. Our ultimate goal is to impact and improve patient care.
The OCOG Coordinating and Methods Centre (CMC), located at the Hamilton Health Sciences Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, in Hamilton, Ontario, includes a number of individuals including methodologists, clinician researchers, statisticians, research coordinators, data management staff, IT personnel, and access to financial and contracts specialists.