Every day researchers work towards finding new breakthroughs in cancer. Clinical trials play a pivotal role in bringing that defeat closer.
Clinical trials test promising new treatments on people to see if they are better than existing cancer treatments. The trial process is long starting many years before an actual treatment can be used.
By joining a clinical trial you are helping to create new breakthroughs in cancer research. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have taken part in clinical trials that have lead to safer and more effective treatments for many cancers.
It is important to note that not all cancer patients are eligible to take part in clinical trials and there are not clinical trials for all types of cancer.
You may decide to join a clinical trial because:
- The treatment you receive will be at least the best available for your illness.
- Your health may improve because of the treatment you receive.
- You may receive a treatment you would not otherwise have access to.
- Your health will be carefully checked by the treatment team running the trial.
- You will be part of the worldwide effort to improve cancer treatment.
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If you would like information regarding any of the below clinical trials, please contact the appropriate Clinical trials manager:
Ashford Cancer Centre: Helen Daykin, +61 8 8292 2240
Flinders Medical Centre: Alex Scott-Hoy, +61 8 8204 4830
The Queen Elizabeth: Sue Yeend, +61 8 8222 6148
Lyell McEwin Hospitals: Julie Rowe or Rohit Joshi +61 8 8282 0833
Royal Adelaide Hospital: Anne Milton, +61 8 7074 2342
Current clinical trials for brain & central nervous system cancer
|Not Yet Recruiting||ACES Feasibility study of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with oesophageal cancer who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy and underwent curative surgery||Flinders Medical Centre|
|Recruiting||M13-813 Intellance 1A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Phase 2b/3 Study of ABT-414 with Concurrent Chemoradiation and Adjuvant Temozolomide in Subjects with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma (GBM) with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Amplification||Royal Adelaide Hospital|
|Recruiting||NUVOX A phase 1b/2 dose-finding, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study of NVX-108 combined with radiation and temozolomide in patients with newly-diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme||Flinders Medical Centre|
|Recruiting||Vertu. A Randomized phase II study of veliparib + radiotherapy (TR) with adjuvant temolozomide (TMZ) + veliparib versus standard TR + TMZ followed by TMZ in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) with unmethylated O (6)- methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) (VERTU).||Royal Adelaide Hospital|