APCC combines the most advanced multi-modal treatment protocols to battle and conquer cancer. We bring to the table the the most cutting-edge advancements in the areas of surgical, medical and radiation oncology. Other than introducing game-changing equipment like Radixact Tomotherapy and Proton Beam Therapy, our focus at APCC is to raise the benchmark across all the touch-points in the entire cancer care spectrum. From screening, to nursing to treatment and rehabilitation our experts at APCC are pushing the envelope in terms of clinical excellence and outcomes in oncology.


Clinical trials are at the heart of all medical advances. They provide the crucial insights into new ways to prevent and detect cancer and learn about the safety and efficacy of new therapies and medicines. APCC has a clinical trials program unmatched by any other in the region and among the best in the nation.

APCC provides you with access to cutting-edge and innovative clinical trials, facilitating the availability of promising new therapies to treat your cancer. Our clinical research program is organized around cancer-specific research groups. Our researchers focus on precision medicine, conducting patient-centred studies that consider the patient’s variability in genes, environment and lifestyle.


Cancer clinical trials help physician-scientists at APCC find new and better ways to control and treat cancer.

During a clinical trial, participants receive specific interventions and researchers determine if those interventions are safe and effective. Interventions studied in clinical trials might be new cancer drugs or new combinations of drugs, new medical procedures, new surgical techniques or devices, new ways to use existing treatments, and even lifestyle or behaviour changes.

For a new cancer treatment to become standard, it usually goes through two or three phases of a clinical trial. The early phases of cancer clinical trials are designed to study the safety of the new treatment. Later phases determine the effectiveness of the new treatment while continuing to study its safety.

Phase I clinical trials

The goals of a phase I clinical trial, also called an early-phase clinical trial, is to determine safe dosage levels and safe methods of delivering a new treatment. An early-phase clinical trial might be the first time an experimental cancer drug or intervention is used with people.

Phase II clinical trials

The goals of a phase II cancer clinical trial are to evaluate the effectiveness of the cancer treatment and to monitor side effects. While side effects are monitored in all phases of clinical trials, they are a special focus in phase II.

Phase III clinical trials

The goal of a phase III cancer clinical trial is to compare the new treatment to the standard treatment.

Phase IV clinical trials

The goal of a phase IV cancer clinical trial is to further assess the long-term safety and effectiveness of a treatment. A phase IV clinical trial is conducted after regulatory authority’s approval.


How are cancer clinical trials conducted?

Clinical trials are designed by physicians and researchers who develop an action plan (protocol) that describes the study’s objective, steps, methodologies and schedule. Doctors also evaluate criteria such as your cancer type, age, gender, medical history and current health status to determine your eligibility for participation in the study.

How do I learn more about a clinical trial?

A doctor or research nurse from the research team will provide you with important facts about the clinical trial. You will learn about its purpose, tests and procedures as well as possible risks and benefits.

How are my rights protected?

Clinical trials are conducted in accordance with strict scientific and ethical principles. If you choose to participate in the study, you will be asked to sign a consent form that explains the study. However, even if you sign the consent form, you may stop participating in the study at any time.


The Clinical Research Office within the Apollo Proton Cancer Centre supports researchers and patients by providing centralized management and oversight functions related to the conduct of cancer clinical trials.

By offering a variety of services that facilitate and strengthen research, the Clinical Research Unit provides a comprehensive infrastructure that ensures high-quality, efficient cancer clinical trials.

Protocol development services

Protocol development specialists in the Clinical Research Unit develop and coordinate studies written by APCC researchers, studies within cooperative groups and studies sponsored by industry.

Regulatory and compliance guidance services

Specialists in the Clinical Research Unit provide regulatory guidance about policies and procedures to investigators, study teams and internal review committees. Specialists also review protocols to ensure accurate and complete regulatory information.

Specialists are also responsible for planning and executing audits for several research bases. This includes reviewing audited studies, auditing records and source documentation, conducting exit interviews, and writing audit reports.

Data quality assurance services

The Clinical Research Unit ensures high-quality standards for data collection and management of clinical trials. This unit provides support to APCC and its affiliates for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

Study coordination services

Study coordinators provide support for activities related to identifying and recruiting patients for studies and entering them into studies. Study coordinators also ensure that each patient is managed according to the protocol and take responsibility for timely, accurate collection and reporting of adverse event data.


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