People say yes to research for many reasons. Whether you are healthy or have a medical condition, there are opportunities to participate.

Life turned upside down: father of three faces reality of post-cancer diagnosis

"I say yes to participating in research because it means I can be an active participant in both illness and healing.”
– Gerald van Wyck, Vancouver

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Catching while curable: new lung cancer screening trial shows promise

“I say yes to participating in research because early detection made a huge difference for me.”
– Johan Burkhard, Vancouver

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Young and precancerous: 28-year-old helps fight aggressive oral cancer

"I say yes to participating in research because otherwise we wouldn’t have the medications we have today. It’s about giving back."
– Michael Haack, Vancouver

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Early intervention for growing problem of dementia

"I say yes to participating because I want to be informed. I want to learn more."
– Lou, Coquitlam

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91 year-old proves age is just a number when it comes to research participation

"At 91, I’m happy that this is something I can do to help other people. Why not?"
– Robert Scambler, Tsawwassen

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A vision of hope for diabetics facing blindness

"I say yes to participating because it helped me get ahead of potential vision loss."
– Chris Ebbehoj, Downtown Vancouver

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Fecal matters: one person’s waste is another’s cure

"I say yes to participating in research because hopefully it can do some good and help get knowledge out there to patients like me."
– Barbara Phillipson, North Vancouver

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Participating in a clinical trial with ‘everything to gain and nothing to lose’

"I say yes to participating in research because I had everything to gain and nothing to lose."
– Clar Patten, Kelowna

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