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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 pr... 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... 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-... Read More

More funds for clinical trials and an award for BOOST II

There was double good news for clinical trials this morning at the ACTA Clinical Trials 2017: National Tribute and Awards Ceremony held at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. First, federal Minister fo... Read More

Published Research

Evaluating the addition of oxaliplatin to single agent fluoropyrimidine in the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy 2017. Online 19 Aug 2017

Thavaneswaran S, Kok PS, Price T

Cognitive function in a randomized trial of evolocumab

New England Journal of Medicine 2017; 377(7): 633–643

Giugliano RP, Mach F, Zavitz K, Kurtz C, Im K, Kanevsky E, Schneider J, Wang H, Keech A, Pedersen TR, Sabatine MS, Sever PS, Robinson JG, Honarpour N, Wasserman SM, Ott BR.

Interobserver agreement and image quality of functional cardiac ultrasound measures used in a randomised trial of delayed cord clamping in preterm infants

Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition. Online 17 Aug 2017

Popat H, Robledo KPS, L., Evans N, Gill A, Kluckow M, Sinhal S, de Waal K, Tarnow-Mordi W, Osborn D.

Adaptive Global Innovative Learning Environment for Glioblastoma: GBM AGILE

Clinical Cancer Research. Online 16 Aug 2017.

Alexander BM, Ba S, Berger MS, Berry DA, Cavenee WK, Chang SM, Cloughesy TF, Jiang T, Khasraw M, Li W, Mittman R, Poste GH, Wen PY, Yung WKA, Barker AD

Discussing and prescribing expensive unfunded anticancer drugs in Australia

ESMO Open 2017; 2(2): e000170

Karikios DJ, Mileshkin L, Martin A, Ferraro D, Stockler MR

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