Clinical trials

Date: Thursday, 27/10/2022
Time: 11.00am–12.00pm

Location:  Webinar

Program: What's On

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Clinical trials are research studies in which people agree to try different therapies (under careful supervision) in order to help doctors identify effective new treatments. At an individual level you may be able to benefit from access to a new drug that is more effective or has fewer side effects than standard treatments. On a larger scale, trials help to improve the overall standard of care for everyone. Learn about some of the issues to take into consideration when deciding whether to participate in a trial.

Until recently clinical trials were mostly accessible only to those living in metropolitan areas. However new developments have meant that participating in trials is now more accessible to people living in regional areas. Our presenter, Dr Craig Underhill has been a strong advocate for this change.

Medical Oncologist Dr Craig Underhill is Director of Cancer Services at Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre, Clinical Director at Hume Regional Integrated Cancer Services, and Regional Oncology Lead for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

Dr Underhill helped establish a medical oncology service in Albury-Wodonga, and established an independent not-for-profit clinical trials unit (Border Medical Oncology Research Unit). He has been instrumental in developing new models of care such as the use of telehealth in clinical trials. He advocates for the increased access to clinical trials for regional Victorians and leads the VCCC teletrials program.

 


Register for the Clinical trials webinar here

Registrations for this session close at 5pm Wednesday 26 October.

Last Updated: 17 August, 2022 5:51 pm