Clinical trials are research programs that test new drugs, drug combinations and delivery methods to find safer, more effective treatments. Clinical Trials confirm whether medicines are safe and effective to introduce as new treatments for a particular disease or condition.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital is the main public health provider in clinical trials for cancer. You should speak with your specialist if you would like more information on clinical trials.
You may also be invited to participate in research aimed specifically at efforts to understand why a cell becomes cancerous. Your doctor will discuss this with you where appropriate.
The Cancer Council WA also provides information on clinical trials.
The WA Cancer Clinical Trials Registry is operated by Cancer Council WA and lists cancer clinical trials open in Western Australian hospitals.
There is a national website, Australian Cancer Trails, that provides more information on clinical trials.
An international website, National Cancer Institute, is also available.