Clinical Trials Centre
Monash Health Oncology Research Unit was established in 1999 and has a long history of conducting clinical trials to a high standard. It is one of the largest clinical trials units in Melbourne and has an active and exciting trials programme enabling Monash Health patients to benefit from early access to the world’s newest medications, treatments, and therapies. All phases of clinical trials are being conducted, from First in man Phase 1 trials, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV studies. In addition, many studies have a strong translational component with correlative laboratory studies on biopsy and surgical specimens, to allow maximal understanding of cancer and how it is affected by new treatments.
To be referred a clinical trial, a patient’s GP or specialist needs to email a referral form to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line stating the trial to which referral is being made, or the condition if no specific trial is known. The Lead Investigator for the trial will then be in touch with the patient directly to assess their eligibility and make a face-to-face appointment in our dedicated Clinical Trials Clinics in MHTP building at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.
Clinical trials provide patients with the most innovative treatments and medications available and improve the management of a range of diseases and medical conditions.
The Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP) has proudly facilitated more than 200 clinical trials within the state-of-the-art MHTP Clinical Trials Centre to date. In an Australian first, our unique and distinctive facility supports research conducted at Monash University and the Hudson Institute in collaboration with Monash Health, the largest public health service in Victoria.
Multiple Monash Health departments access the Clinical Trials Centre including Haematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Lung and Sleep, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Stroke, Nephrology, Critical Care and ENT. Our trials are helping patients with a range of diseases and conditions, including Lymphoma, Advanced Solid Tumours, Hepatitis, Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma.
Since opening in December 2015, our dedicated and self-contained clinical research and trials facility has revolutionised how trials are conducted within Monash Health. Our co-location with researchers, on level 3 of the purpose-built Translational Research Facility, at the precinct, enhances collaboration and links between basic and clinical research and patient care, expediting translation of vital discoveries to the bedside.
The MHTP Clinical Trials Centre, directly connected to Monash Medical Centre by a link bridge, contains 10 consulting rooms, 8 clinical beds and 21 treatment chairs dedicated to clinical trials patients and can be accessed 24/7 should a trial require. Dedicated research nurses provide timely and accurate protocol-required data in a professional, warm and inviting environment.
Supported by an on-site DXA machine, a dedicated trials pharmacy and pathology service, the MHTP Clinical Trials Centre offers a one-stop-shop for conducting clinical trials.
Working together with Monash Health’s Research Support Services, Monash Health, Monash University and Hudson Institute researchers and coordinators, the Centre supports trials from Phase 1 through to Phase 4.
The MHTP Clinical Trials Centre continues to increase access to a countless number of trials for the fast growing population of Melbourne’s South East, and encourages national and international research collaborations.
Cheryl Coleman, MHTP Clinical Trials Centre Manager
Ph: + 61 3 8572 2400