The Cancer Clinical Trials Unit offers a wide range of clinical trials treatments for cancer patients.
The Cancer Clinical Trials team is made-up of Oncologists, Haematologists, Radiation Oncologists, Registered Nurses, Clinical Trial Nurses, Research Officers, Radiologists, Surgeons and Administration Support Officers.
What are Clinical Trials?
Your doctor may ask you to join a clinical trial. Clinical trials can help show a new treatment is better than the current treatment.
Many of the treatments used today are because of clinical trials. Being part of a clinical trial means that you will be given the treatment that you need and help people with cancer in the future.
Some clinical trials may need more time and care than regular treatment. For example, you might have more trips to the hospital and more tests during your treatment. To help with this you will have a clinical trial study nurse that will support you with your appointments.
Clinical trials do not suit everyone and if you are asked to be part of a clinical trial it is your choice to join. If you don’t want to be part of a clinical trial this will not affect the care you receive.
The Cancer Clinical Trials Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital is part of the Centre for Clinical Research.
- 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.
- The Cancer Council of Tasmania (03 6169 1900) 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.