Medical Oncology research
The Medical Oncology Unit is a clinical service incorporating a research program that provides coordinated multidisciplinary care for patients with a wide range of malignancies.
The unit conducts clinical trials investigating new drug therapies such as targeted systemic treatments and chemotherapy in patients with malignancy. The main areas of research are in malignant melanoma and gastrointestinal malignancies.
In 2014 the unit continued to contribute to both national and international research projects, as well as phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical trials.
An evaluation of the outcomes of patients who achieved complete pathological responses to neo-adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer led us to change our practice to not routinely recommending post-operative chemotherapy to rectal cancer patients.Find out more
In 2014, our focus in melanoma research moved from advanced disease to treating earlier stage disease with the hope of finding effective systemic adjuvant treatments.Find out more
Associations of alcohol intake, smoking, physical activity and obesity with survival following colorectal cancer diagnosis by stage, anatomic site and tumor molecular subtype
Jayasekara, H., English, D.R., Haydon, A., Hodge, A.M., Lynch, B.M., Rosty, C., Williamson, E.J., Clendenning, M., Southey, M.C., Jenkins, M.A., Room, R., Hopper, J.L., Milne, R.L., Buchanan, D.D., Giles, G.G., MacInnis, R.J.
(2018), Int J Cancer, 238-250
The benefits of adding metformin to tamoxifen to protect the endometrium-A randomized placebo-controlled trial
Davis SR, Robinson PJ, Jane F, White S, Brown KA, Piessens S, Edwards A, McNeilage J, Woinarski J, Chipman M, Bell RJ
(2018), Clin Endocrinol, 89(5), 605-612
Surveillance imaging with FDG-PET/CT in the post-operative follow-up of stage 3 melanoma
Lewin J, Sayers L, Kee D, Walpole I, Sanelli A, Te Marvelde L, Herschtal A, Spillane J, Gyorki D, Speakman D, Estall V, Donahoe S, Pohl M, Pope K, Chua M, Sandhu S, McArthur GA, McCormack CJ, Henderson M, Hicks RJ, Shackleton M
(2018), Ann Oncol, 29(7), 1569-1574