Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research

Established in 2010 with a donation of $1 million from the Baines Foundation, the research centre is located within the London Regional Cancer Program of the London Health Sciences Centre on Level 3. The 12,000 foot square centre allows clinicians and researchers to join forces under one roof. The centre is supported by scientists from the Cancer Research Laboratory Program (CRLP), Lawson Health Research Institute, and clinicians from the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP).

The Baines Centre is home to the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), the Baines Imaging Research Laboratory, the Molecular Imaging Laboratory and the Ontario Tumour Bank

Thanks to the size of the unit and its single purpose spaces for specimen collection and handling, patient interviews and assessments as well as treatment administration, the Clinical Research Unit (CRU), located within the Baines Centre provides "lab to bedside" or "bench to bedside" clinical trials directly to patients. The unit allows for a full spectrum of clinical trials research including Investigation New Drug (IND) trials of novel cancer agents, evaluations of personalized medicine approaches through pharmacogenomic correctations, novel cancer biomarkers as well as Phase I-III clinical trials.

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