- Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia, with about 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer in their life.
- Clinical trials play an essential role in discovering new and more effective treatments for cancer.
- Outstanding research-based health care is provided to all participants involved in clinical trials and we offer comprehensive and integrated evidence-based treatment options.
This unit conducts commercial clinical trials in Oncology. Areas of focus include:
- Gynaecological Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Pancreatic/Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Brain Cancer
Trials range from early to late phase; with the unit ensuring a critical focus on patient safety. This commitment to research enables us to deliver the best treatments and practices to our patients.
Dr Andrew Dean
Head of Palliative Care Services
Dr Derek Eng
Dr Shaun Ong
Dr Janelle Prunster
Project Manager – Clinical Trials Development
Dr Jo Youd
Research Data Scientist
Please see Oncology Clinical Trial Unit for all other key staff.
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Clamp, A.R., James, E.C., McNeish, I.A., Dean, A.et al. (2019) Weekly dose-dense chemotherapy in firstline epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal carcinoma treatment (ICON8): primary progression free survival analysis results from a GCIG phase 3 randomised controlled trial. The Lancet. 394 (10214):2084-2095. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32259-7
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