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  • South Australia - Head and Neck

    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.

    For more information on clinical trials please click here.

    Clinical trial managers:

    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 head and neck cancer

    Status Description Organisation
    Recruiting BMS 651 An Open Label, Randomized, Two Arm Phase III Study of Nivolumab in Combination with Ipilimumab versus Extreme Study Regimen (cetuximab + cisplatin/carboplatin + fluorouracil) as First Line Therapy in Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) The Lyell McEwin Hospital
    Not yet recruiting DV3- MEL-01 A Phase 1b/2, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose-escalation and Expansion Trial of Intratumoral SD-101 in Combination With Pembrolizumab in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma or Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Ashford Cancer Centre
    Recruiting A Phase III Randomized, Open-Label, Multi- Center, Global Study of MEDI4736 monotherapy and MEDI4736 in Combination with Tremelimumab Versus Standard of Care Therapy in Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN) Flinders Medical Centre
    Not yet recruiting GLANCE Global Treatment Patterns, Health Care Resource Utilization, and Survival Outcomes among Patients with Recurrent and/or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck Flinders Medical Centre
    Recruiting RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND PHASE 3 STUDY OF AVELUMAB IN COMBINATION WITH STANDARD OF CARE CHEMORADIOTHERAPY (CISPLATIN PLUS DEFINITIVE RADIATION THERAPY) VERSUS STANDARD OF CARE CHEMORADIOTHERAPY IN THE FRONT- LINE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH LOCALLY ADVANCED SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF THE HEAD AND NECK Flinders Medical Centre
    Not Yet Recruiting ORATOR II - A Phase II Randomized Trial of Treatment De-Escalation for HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Radiotherapy vs. Trans-Oral Surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital

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