Oncology clinical trials at Bunbury

The Oncology Clinical Trials department was established in July 2003 making St John of God Bunbury Hospital the first regional cancer treatment centre in Western Australia to conduct clinical trials.  
In line with our vision providing “care closer to home” we are committed to ensuring that our patients have access to the best possible care through research driven practice.
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia. One in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • Clinical trials play an essential role in discovering new and more effective treatments for cancer.
  • They also provide important information on the safety profile of treatments, how well symptoms are controlled and the effects of treatment on quality of life.
  • Many of the effective standard treatments used today are as a result of the outcomes of clinical trials from past years.
  • Outstanding research-based health care, support and guidance is provided to all participants involved in clinical trials at St John of God Bunbury Hospital.
  • We are committed to seeking opportunity for site participation in clinical trials for a range of different cancer types including: breast, colorectal, lung, pancreatic, melanoma, bladder and gastric cancer.
  • Collaboration with clinical research teams across all West Australian St John of God Health Care hospitals is a key focus, ensuring our processes are aligned and continually improved to ensure best practice.
Located 180km south of Perth, St John of God Bunbury Hospital have the largest Comprehensive Cancer Centre and service outside of the WA metropolitan area.

St John of God Bunbury Hospital 
Level 1, Comprehensive Cancer Centre
Cnr Robertson Drive and Bussell Highway 
Bunbury WA 6230

Contact details
Phone: (08) 9729 6242
Email: Helen.Barry@sjog.org.au
Medical Oncologists
Dr Suzanne Webb 
Dr Andrew Kiberu

Respiratory/General Physician
Dr Christian de Chaneet 

Senior Study Co-ordinator / Clinical Research Nurse
Helen Barry

Senior Study Co-ordinator / Data Manager
Sandra Carvalho

A comprehensive team dedicated to clinical trials includes: physicians, surgeons, pathologists, on site radiology and pharmacy, along with supportive allied health professionals.

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