Effective 1 April 2016, all cancer-related ethics applications must be submitted to and reviewed by the Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta - Cancer Committee (HREBA:CC)
“Cancer-related Studies” means studies primarily focused on the study of cancer or treatment of cancer patients this includes, but is not limited to:
1) Clinical trials in patients with a cancer diagnosis;
2) Studies evaluating, assessing or describing the clinical care (including palliative and psychosocial well-being) and management of patients with cancer;
3) Studies where the participants are identified/recruited using cancer registries or bio repositories in Alberta or elsewhere;
4) Studies seeking to draw identifiable samples or identifiable health data for secondary use from established cancer data or bio-repositories.
For questions related to this matter please contact Kim Kordov, Research Ethics Officer at 780-492-2615.