Clinical Cancer Research Network
The Hunter New England (HNE) Clinical Cancer Research Network (CCRN) is part of the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance (HCRA) (http://www.hcralliance.com.au) and was first formed in 2007 under an initiative funded by the Cancer Institute NSW. The ultimate objective was to ?accelerate the uptake of promising new clinical approaches into practice by providing the evidence of efficacy, and thus improve cancer results through research?.
Based on this objective the Hunter New England (HNE) Clinical Cancer Research Network (CCRN) was established to promote and support a portfolio of cancer clinical trials that best meet the needs of people affected by cancer in the Hunter New England region. For more information, refer to the CCRN information booklet:
The HNE CCRN has 13 participating cancer clinical trial units, seven of these are located at Calvary Mater Newcastle (figure 1).
Figure 1: HNE CCRN Cancer Clinical Trial Units
|Calvary Mater Newcastle |
(NSW Public Sch 3.)
|John Hunter Hospital |
|Newcastle Private Hospital |
|North West Cancer Centre |
|Manning Base Rural Referral Hospital |
|Haematology||Gastrointestinal Surgery Research||Medical Oncology||Medical Oncology (Armidale)||Medical Oncology (currently inactive)|
|Medical Oncology||Paediatric Oncology||Gastrointestinal Surgery Research||Medical Oncology (Tamworth)|
|Palliative Care||Radiation Oncology|
All of the listed Hunter New England clinical trials units operate as a network, offering a quality approach for managing and conducting cancer clinical trials.
For further information relating to the different cancer clinical trial units operating at Calvary Mater Newcastle, please refer to the ConnectClinical website.
Clinical Cancer Trials at Calvary Mater Newcastle
The following clinical trials registry will allow you to search for cancer clinical trials currently being conducted at Calvary Mater Newcastle: http://www.australianclinicaltrials.gov.au/trial-websites
NB: To ensure the safety and rights of patients are maintained, all cancer clinical trials conducted at Calvary Mater Newcastle have been reviewed and approved by a Human Research Ethics Committee.
Clinical Cancer Trial Activity
Chart 1: Number of Cancer Clinical Trials in recruitment, treatment & follow-up for Calvary Mater Newcastle (Average per year)