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Award for excellence and outstanding achievements in medical research

CTC's deputy director, Tony Keech, has been awarded the RPA Foundation Medal 2017. The medal, with $50,000 to go toward research, is presented annually by Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. It reflects the hospital's commitment to providing an environment for talented scientists to apply new ideas and technologies to improve human health.   Tony started his career Monash University... Read More

CTC Director receives award from the Vice-Chancellor

Professor John Simes, CTC director, has just been awarded the University of Sydney's Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence. It acknowledges his exceptional research at the university. He is a practising medical oncologist who specialises in brain cancer, but is also a leader in other cancer trials, cardiovascular and perinatal research. John founded the CTC at the university in 1988 and sin... Read More

The cost of new drugs for cancer is creating challenges for patients and their doctors

When drugs are not subsidised by the government, and a doctor feels that a drug would be worthwhile, another way of paying must be found. Some of these treatments are very expensive. In some cases, the patient has to cover the cost. It can be yet another difficult decision for a cancer patient to make. A new study by CTC researchers and colleagues has examined these problems from the point of... Read More

Benefits of Investigator-initiated trials exceed their costs

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) and the Australian Commission on Safety and Equality in Health Care have published a landmark report outlining the economic benefits of investigator-initiated clinical trials. The report finds that, if the results of 25 high-impact clinical trials were implemented in 65% of the eligible Australian patient populations: The gross benefit to the A... Read More