As of February 1, 2021, BC Cancer is recruiting patients for a clinical trial

This new study will research if cannabis oils are effective in treating symptoms (pain, nausea, sleep disturbance and anxiety) related to your cancer or cancer treatment.

Your participation will include:

  • Completion of consent and baseline symptom questionnaires (1 – 2 hours)
  • Daily questionnaires and diaries (10 – 15 minutes/day)
  • Phone calls from a study nurse ( ~ 30 minutes/week)
  • Commitment to take cannabis oils daily for 16 – 48 days
  • Four study visits, which can be done virtually if necessary (by phone or video)

To qualify for participation:

  1. You are at least 19 years old
  2. Your symptom(s) are expected to be stable throughout the duration of the study
  3. You are willing to commit to not taking cannabis in any form other than the study products for the duration of the study
  4. You are accessible by telephone
  5. Your symptoms are related to your cancer or cancer-treatment
  6. You are willing to not drink any alcohol for the duration of the study
  7. You are willing to commit to not operating a vehicle or heavy machinery for the duration of the study

You will be unable to participate if:

  1. Your current medical condition or medications are likely to change during the 48 days of the study. This means that you cannot participate if you are having any other treatment that might affect your symptoms day-to-day, such as radiation therapy, intermittent chemotherapy, or starting another clinical trial. Daily oral therapies are allowed. 
  2. You have a history of psychosis or an active psychiatric disorder
  3. You are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or currently breastfeeding
  4. You have mouth ulcers
  5. You have a known allergy to cannabis, olive oil, rosemary oil or coconut oil

If you are interested in participating, or for more information please contact Dr. Pippa Hawley, Pain and Symptom Management/Palliative Care Physician, at CAFCARS@phsa.ca