Cancer clinical trials

The oncology and haematology clinical trials unit (CTU) at Royal Darwin Hospital and the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre has been conducting clinical trials since 2007.

The trails are chosen by doctors based on:

  • scientific merit
  • ethical value
  • whether they can help patients who might not have other treatment options.

In the Northern Territory (NT) there are more than 200 patients taking part in over 20 trials.

Current cancer trials

Some trials currently include:

  • prostate
  • breast
  • colon
  • rectal
  • acute myeloid leukaemia
  • multiple myeloma
  • lymphoma
  • rare and advanced cancers

More trials are planned for commencement.

Participating in clinical trials

Express your interest in joining a clinical trial by talking with your healthcare team.

For more information about clinical trials in the NT, go to the NT Health website.

Australian teletrial program

The CTU is expected to continue growing with the Australian teletrial program.

The program is funded by the Commonwealth government and aims to help people living in remote areas of the NT participate in clinical trials closer to where they live.

Read more about the teletrial program in the NT on the NT Health website.

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