Investigating a clinical trial is an excellent way to gain professional development and contribute to the progression of cancer treatments.
An individual with a valid license to practice medicine can act as a clinical trial investigator and, while previous experience is an asset, it is not mandatory. The investigator is responsible for the medical decisions and care provided to clinical-trial participants. Investigators usually work in conjunction with a sponsor, such as a pharmaceutical company, a university or a clinic. Sometimes, an individual physician acts as both the sponsor and the investigator, although Alberta health Services - Cancer Care should be listed as a sponsor for trials in Alberta.