Clinical Trials


clinical trials

Your participation in clinical trials will contribute to developments in preventing, detecting, or treating disease. Numerous clinical trials are available to our thoracic surgery patient population.

Why participate in clinical trials?


Colchicine - Prevention of Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation in patients undergoing thoracic surgery

VTE - Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus in Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy

Young’s Modulus - Evaluation of the Young’s Modulus of Lung Tumours and Healthy Lung Tissue

StableMates – Sublobar Resection versus Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy

PLUG - Hypertonic Glucose administration to treat post-operative air leaks following lung resection surgery

Colchicine - Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery

TOPGEAR - Stomach / Distal Esophageal Cancer: A Trial of Preoperative Therapy

In Long Term Follow-up or Closed:


  • BR31 - Adjuvant MEDI4736 in Completely Resected Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • CheckMate 577 - Immunotherapy for Resected Esophageal Cancer
  • Harmonic - Ultrasonic Energy for Pulmonary Artery Sealing During VATS Lobectomy

  • Pulmonary Rehab - Pre-op Physiotherapy for Patients with COPD & Lung Cancer

  • FLAIL - Operative vs. Non-operative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries
  • MISSILE - Stereotactic Radiotherapy plus Surgery for Early Lung Cancer
  • MAPLETOP - Malignant Pleural Effusion Thoracoscopic Outpatient Pleurodesis
  • BRC5 - Lobectomy vs Wedge Resection for Small Lung Cancer
  • 2 Surgeon versus 1 Surgeon Esophagectomy - Retrospective Data Review
  • Staging and Treatment of Lung Cancer - Retrospective Data Review
  • QUINTETT - Esophageal Cancer: Treatments - Surgery/Chemotherapy/Radiation
  • PROMISE - A Pilot Study to Demonstrate Feasibility of Improved Models of Detection and Monitoring of Metastasis in Breast, Colon and Lung Cancer Patients
  • PLUG - Minimizing Post-Lobectomy Air Leaks with Glucose Pleurodesis
  • BRACHY - Lung Cancer: External Beam Radiation With or Without Brachytherapy
  • The Effects of Surgical Wait Times in the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • The Use of Lung Protective Ventilation Strategies During One-Lung Ventilation Surgery
  • The Effect of intra-Operative Steroids in Patients Undergoing Pneumonectomy
  • Melatonin for Prevention of Lung Cancer Recurrence
  • Surgery plus Brachytherapy or Stereotactic Body Radiation
  • VACCINE - Preventing Lung Cancer Recurrence
  • PET Scan imaging for Diagnosis of Cancer Recurrence
  • Air Leak Study for Patients having a Lung Lobectomy
  • Brachytherapy for High Risk Lung Cancer Patients
  • SELENIUM for Cancer Prevention after Surgery
  • PET Start Study for Stage III Lung Cancer
  • Early Lung Cancer PET Scan Study
  • Esophageal Cancer & The Environment
  • Lung Cancer Blood Protein Study
  • Lymph Node Sampling or Lymph Node Dissection in Lung Surgery
  • Rib Bone and Pleural Lavage Metastases in Lung Cancer Patients
  • Canadian Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Have any questions? Please contact:

Deb Lewis
Clinical Research Coordinator
LHSC Victoria Hospital
(519) 685-8500 ext 75685