Current Studies

We are currently recruiting participants for the research studies listed below. Please contact the respective study coordinator if you are interested in participating or would like more information.

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The PEN-AFF Study

This study will explore better ways to measure the chance of broken bones (fractures). For more information please click here.

You can participate if you:

  • Are a woman
  • Do not have diabetes
  • Do not have kidney disease
  • Do not have inflammatory disease
  • Taken 3 or more years of osteoporosis medications

Call: Dr. Evelyn Wong 416-340-4840

Exercise study for men with prostate cancer

This study tests the effectiveness of 2 types of exercise program delivery methods for prostate cancer patients who are taking androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). By doing this research, we hope to better understand the benefits that different programs offer to patients and to find out which program types are most effective and practical. Ultimately, this research will assist in developing and delivering patient programs that focus on managing side-effect of  androgen deprivation therapy. This study is currently recruiting study participants. For more information please visit here

Study coordinators:
Sara Durbano|

The Ankle Fractures and Bone-Muscle Quality Study

This 250-participant study will examine how various functional, imaging and questionnaire-type tools quantifying leg muscle, bone quality and physical function will help with future ankle fracture risk assessment and prevention.

You can participate if you:

  • Are a woman or man 50 years or older
  • Have never fractured an ankle
  • Do not have any implants at the ankle
  • Have no muscle or Achilles tendon disorders

Ankle Fracture Study Hotline: (416) 340-4800 ext 6276



2 thoughts on “Current Studies

  1. I am trying to find the research outcomes regarding the use of TNT (Nitro Glycerine) carried out by Toronto University in 2014/15 and undertaken by Dr Jamal. Do you have any pointers on this please at your Osteoporosis clinic? I received an email from their research assistant in Jan 2015 but the findings were never received.

    ‘We looked at 5 different formulations of Nitroglycerin (the ointment used in the previous study, a nitroglycerin patch, a pill-ISMO, and 2 different doses of sublingual tablets – 0.3 and 0.6). We want to see the effect of those formulations on bone formation and resorption, and also see the headaches and patient preference for a certain formulation. The formulation that has the best effect on the bone (and hopefully comes with less headaches and is mostly preferred by the patents) will be used in a larger study to prove that Nitroglycerin in preventing fractures in patients diagnosed with osteoporosis (and hopefully osteopenia). If you are interested, I will send you the results of the study as soon as they become available (end of December 2014 or beginning of January 2015).

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