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Value of Canadian Oncology Centers for Early Phase Trials – Interview with Dr. Stephen Welch

Dr. Stephen Welch - Oncologist
Dr. Stephen Welch
London Regional Cancer Center

Given the increased focus on speed of activation for oncology studies, sponsors are under pressure to select top-performing investigative sites that can handle the challenges presented by targeted therapeutics (micro populations, mutational analysis, biomarkers, imaging and high density protocols).

Listen to this 9 min podcast interview with Dr. Stephen Welch, Medical Oncologist at the Regional Cancer Center in London Ontario, as he answers questions about some of the changes his center has made to better address not only the increased complexity of oncology trials but also the economic challenges of running clinical trials.

He also offers advice to oncology drug developers on why Canadian sites are so well suited for early phase trials.

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