The Centre is base for one of the world's premier cancer research institutes, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR). Many of the Centre's medical staff have joint appointments with the LICR, enabling close collaboration.
Research at the Centre includes:
Once researchers have identified a potential new treatment or cure for cancer in the laboratory and have conducted studies that indicate that a drug or treatment is likely to be safe and effective in humans, the next step is a clinical trial, where the drug or therapy is tested on volunteer patients.
Current medical treatments are available because volunteers have participated in clinical trials that demonstrated their effectiveness.
There can never be a guarantee that participants will benefit from their involvement in a clinical trial, however, the potential benefits of taking part include:
Cancer Clinical Trials Centre (CCTC) is part of the Cancer & Neurosciences CSU within the Olivia Newton John Cancer & Wellness Centre. It is closely associated with the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.
CCTC facilitates a wide variety of cancer clinical trials that are run both nationally and internationally and has a reputation for excellence. CCTC has expertise in managing studies from Phase I to Phase IV, and participates in a mix of Investigator-initiated, Collaborative Group and Pharmaceutical sponsored research projects.
There are approximately 35 staff at CCTC comprising of Study Co-ordinators, Clinical Research Administration Assistants, Clinical Research Fellows, Ethics Submission Co-ordinators, a Data Manager and a Finance Officer. The Trial Coordinators are organised into four tumour stream teams across Medical Oncology and Clinical Haematology specialities. Each team is lead by a Clinical Team Leader and supported by a Clinical Research Administration Assistant.
The atmosphere within CCTC is energetic, friendly and cohesive, with strong teamwork ethic amongst all members and regular meetings with Investigators to discuss study management issues.
Please download the trials handbook below for information on trials currently recruiting at CCTC.
For general enquiries regarding CCTC please contact:
CCTC Administration Assistant
Phone: 03 9496 3088