• 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.
  • Since 2001 the Oncology Clinical Trial Unit at St John of God Subiaco Hospital in collaboration with Cancer Council WA has focused on providing different treatment options, in addition to the standard of care, for people with a wide variety of cancers.
  • We are committed to ensuring our research provides opportunities and support for patients undergoing treatment for their cancer that may otherwise not be available in a non-clinical trial setting. Additionally results from these studies will inform future bedside care and hopefully improve patient outcomes. This focus has helped us become one of Australia’s top research institutes.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital
Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Contact details
Phone: (08) 6465 9204
Email: ClinicalTrials.Subiaco@sjog.org.au


Medical Oncologists
Dr Andrew Dean
Dr Timothy Clay
Dr Tom van Hagen
Prof Adnan Khattak
Dr Tarek Meniawy
Dr Daphne Tsoi and
Dr Martin Buck

Surgical Oncologists
Professor Christobel Saunders
Associate Professor Paul Cohen

Medical Registrar
Dr Nicholas Travers
Dr Meabh McNulty

Research Operations Manager
Dino Cercarelli

Clinical Trial and Data Management Officers
Megan Clarke
Dr Rachael Glassey
Luke Hanrahan
Martha Jaworski
Lenka Leskova
Taryn Quartermaine
Dr Amanda Taylor
Grace Till

Clinical Trial Nurse, Oncology
Shauna Gey
Jennifer Fraser

Research staff
Dr Niloufer Johansen, Research Officer (Breast)
Stephanie Jeffares, Research Officer (Gynaecology Cancer)
Angela Garbin, Research Assistant
Dr Kaija Strautins, Research Assistant

Clinical Trial Liaison Officer
Dr Angela Baird

Project Manager, Clinical Trial Development
Dr Jo Youd

Medical Secretary
Bek Groom

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