The Accès-recherche Program
Along with the coordination of its operations with its four founding research centers, the McPeak-Sirois Group also aims to integrate, through its Accès-recherche program, other hospitals in Quebec active in clinical research in breast cancer.
Launched in partnership with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, the Accès-recherche program aims to increase the number of hospital centres in Quebec participating in clinical trials in order to allow women, especially those living outside of major urban centers, access state-of-the-art treatments.
The Accès-recherche Program will first be implemented in regional hospitals already active in breast cancer clinical research and will later be extended to other hospitals to enable them to start offering clinical trials.
The hospitals participating in the Accès-recherche Program will eventually be integrated into the McPeak-Sirois Group and will benefit from the Group’s expertise and appeal to pharmaceutical companies and sponsors that are funding those clinical trials. The eventual addition of these hospitals will contribute to the creation of a multi-institutional network and will result in the attraction of more clinical trials by the Group.
As a partner of the Accès-recherche Program, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation has committed to deploy and financially support this innovative program by contributing $ 2.5 million over five years.
The Accès-recherche Program is a great example of collaboration, an innovative way to increase access to clinical research all the while supporting the development and excellence in the clinical practice of breast cancer.