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GenesisCare is currently involved in, or leading:

  • 26 trials open to recruitment across our network in all 5 states
  • 21 in follow up, and
  • 12 new studies planned to open over the next 3-6 months

Trials open to recruitment

Trials open to recruitment include those in breast, prostate, melanoma, lung, pancreatic, head and neck and brain.

The group uses its national network to coordinate and share clinical information and know-how, helping inform future approaches to treatment and care.

Dedicated network of research staff

GenesisCare has a dedicated network of research staff across each of its sites and states.

We also have a National Research Manager who is responsible for driving the new studies and working closely with doctors, nurses and radiation therapists to support patients who are actively participating in clinical trials or who are considering taking part.

Our close working relationships with many public and private hospitals across Australia give you access to combined radiation therapy, surgical and/or medical oncology trials.

Our research staff regularly attend national and international meetings related to clinical trial best practice, and they have links with research networks around the world.

Partnership with Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

The Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) is a global leader in radiation therapy research.

TROG has worked with over nine hundred researchers and doctors in more than 50 trials involving over 12,000 patient volunteers to help advance cancer treatments.

GenesisCare and TROG work together to improve patient access to clinical trials and promote innovation in research to deliver better patient outcomes.

Currently the GenesisCare network is involved in 7 national radiation therapy trials with TROG with further studies undergoing the rigorous study start up processes. Our current portfolio with TROG includes:

  • Enzarad Prostate
  • STARS Breast
  • P_LUNG Lung
  • TOPGEAR Gastro intestinal
  • TROG 12.01 HPV Head and Neck
  • WBRT Melanoma
  • RTN2 Melanoma

RESEARCH PROGRAM

Our research program is diverse and the number and type of trials we are involved in is expanding month on month.

For more information about how to get involved in clinical trials at GenesisCare please contact our National Research Manager, Sophie Mepham at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WHAT IS RADIATION THERAPY?
Radiation therapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancerous (abnormal) cells and stop them from growing and multiplying.

It is one of the best-established, most effective and well tolerated therapies for treating almost all cancers, extending lives, and reducing suffering.
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TREATMENT TYPES
Radiation therapy can be delivered:

From a machine outside of the body – this is called external-beam radiation therapy

By placing radioactive material inside the body – this is known as brachytherapy
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RADIATION THERAPY EXTERNAL BEAM
External beam radiation therapy, the radiation oncology team uses a machine called a linear accelerator, or linac.

A linac uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving subatomic (electron) particles. This creates high-energy radiation that is used to kill cancerous cells.
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STEREOTACTIC (SABR, SRS, GAMMA)
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) delivers high doses of radiation with sub millimetre precision positioning. It is often used to treat small tumours with well-defined edges.

It is most commonly used to treat primary brain or spinal tumours – as well as secondary brain tumours.
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BRACHYTHERAPY
Brachytherapy involves radiation delivered from a tiny source implanted directly into or next to the tumour.

These sources produce gamma-rays, which have the same effect on cancer cells as X-rays.
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