Clinical Trials | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is committed to ensuring cancer patients have access to the latest treatment. As science progresses, clinical trials allow us to innovate, discover new treatments and remain at the forefront of evidence-based care. Clinical trials are a major part of delivering high quality services to ensure our patients have the best possible treatment outcomes. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse has:

  • The first purpose built cancer only clinical trials facility in NSW
  • Over 60% of our clinicians hold higher research degrees and most are co-appointed at The University of Sydney
  • An active and exciting trials programme enabling our public and private patients to benefit from early access to the world’s newest medications, treatments, therapies and surgeries

All clinical trials are subject to undergo rigorous ethical and governance approvals in addition to strict ongoing guidelines monitoring. As with our patient-centred approach to care, each patient involved in a clinical trial receives individualised treatment, observation and monitoring from our highly skilled nurses and specialists. Each patient is cared for by their Clinical Trial Study Coordinator who closely monitors them throughout their journey to ensure they are safe and responding well to treatment. The relationship between a clinical trial patient and their Clinical Trial Coordinator is a special bond, as the contact can remain for years. The Clinical Trial Coordinator is a central point of contact to provide assistance, seamless treatment, follow up and long term care. Ultimately, our clinical trials can help to improve the quality of life for patients and lead to better outcomes.

There is no obligation to join a trial, however, they provide a number of benefits to patients including access to new treatments that are currently not available, improved health and wellbeing outcomes and ongoing support and monitoring by the Clinical Trials team. We understand every journey is different, and will support you to make an informed decision. If you are involved in a clinical trial and feel you are no longer able to participate for any reason, you may withdraw at any stage.

If you wish to participate in a clinical trial, speak with your treating oncologist or GP to see if there are current trials you may be suitable for. While you may not be suitable for a particular trial at this time, as a patient at Chris O’Brien, our team will continue to provide you with the best possible care and treatment. See the list of our Current Clinical Trials listed by tumour group or you can use the ClinTrial Refer APP that contains an up to date list of all clinical trials in NSW. Please download the app from Apple Store or Google Play.

For your GP or oncologist to determine if you may be suitable for a trial please click on the link next to the trial for additional information regarding the medical Inclusion and exclusion criteria. If the trial seems suitable please send a referral to the Investigator. Click here to refer a patient.

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