Improving access to clinical trials in regional Victoria
Improving access to cancer clinical trials for people living in regional and rural Victoria is a priority of the Victorian cancer plan 2020–2024.
Working together, Monash Health and Latrobe Regional Hospital have established a new oncology clinical trials centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital, with three investigator-led cancer clinical trials now open to patients across Gippsland.
The next steps to improving access to clinical trials will be to facilitate opportunities between metropolitan and regional cancer centres by introducing telehealth and piloting tele-trials.
The Monash-Gippsland Tele-trials Project has been made possible by funding from the Victorian Government.