Medicine is constantly evolving. To ensure we remain at the forefront of the latest approaches to cancer care and treatment, we have dedicated research teams onsite that focus on physics, medical physics, radiobiology, radiation oncology, radiotherapy, gynaecological oncology, medical oncology, as well as an integrated clinical trials department.
Research Report 2017 & 2018
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is the largest cancer clinical trials unit in NSW.
At any one time, there are more than 100 clinical trials being undertaken by or in collaboration with our researchers and clinicians.
Research courses through every department of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, from medical oncology and radiation oncology, to surgery, nursing, and complementary therapies.
Not only does Chris O’Brien Lifehouse emphasise continual interaction between clinicians and researchers to drive standards of care forward, in many cases the treating clinician and researcher are one and the same, eliminating the gap between lab and clinic altogether.
Never to be forgotten are the people behind this data: real patients and families. The ultimate benchmarks by which we measure ourselves are how their lives are improved.