Haematology and Oncology Clinical Trials

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

The Centre for Clinical Research (CCR) at the Royal Hobart Hospital is involved in the conduct of clinical trials in cancer patients exploring new agents and methods of treating malignancies.

The CCR has affiliations with national cooperative trial organisations such as the Breast Cancer Trials (formerly known as ANZBCTG), the Australian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG), the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG) and the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). Through these trials important new therapies may be accessed before they become licensed, reimbursed or widely available.

Clinical Trials are necessary to find out if new treatments or regimes are more effective than those currently accepted as being the best available.

All clinical trial protocols must be approved and monitored by the Tasmania Health and Medical Human Research Ethics Committee, to ensure that research conducted adheres to relevant national and international ethical standards.

Contacts for More Information

If you would like to find out more about clinical trials for yourself, your patients, friends or family members, the Australian Government clinical trials website, australianclinicaltrials.gov.au, is a useful source of information regarding how clinical trials are conducted, how to participate in a clinical trial, and what clinical trials are currently offered in Australia.

The Cancer Council of Tasmania (03 6336 2030) can also provide general cancer treatment information; additional information regarding clinical trials currently open in your area; and support services for cancer patients and their families.

The Centre for Clinical Research can be contacted on (03) 6166 7886 regarding specific trials that are currently open to recruitment at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Funding

Funding for clinical research comes from four key sources: external granting bodies, fund raising, the pharmaceutical industry and private donations. The continued financial support of clinical trials is essential if progress is to be made in the treatment and control of cancer.

Tax deductible donations and bequests would be most gratefully accepted to help support the activities of the Centre for Clinical Research.

Contact the Clinical Trials Manager on (03) 6166 8120

or Centre for Clinical Research Reception on (03) 6166 7886

Resources

Consumer Guide to Clinical Trials

Search for a Clinical Trial