Cancer Care

Research Project Title Investigators Brief Project Description ISLHD Sites/Departments [External organisations]
Analysing hydration status of head and neck cancer patients Emily Hazzard Analysing changes in body weight and urine specific gravity data to report on the hydration status of head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy in a local community-based cancer service. Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Research Central
ENZARAD Trial Jeremiah de Leon A randomised phase 3 trial of enzalutamide in androgen deprivation therapy with radiation therapy for high risk, clinically localised, prostate cancer. Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre, Pharmacy Services
Immune network analysis in patients with head and neck cancer in the Illawarra Thomas Guy Monoclonal work in harnessing the immune system to treat disease. Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre; [University of Wollongong]
Clinical leadership and change in the health system Sian Rudge The role of clinical leadership in effecting change in the health system: Insights from NSW. Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre; [Sax Institute]
Helping children understand genetic testing and screening in Hereditary Pheochromocytoma-Paraganglioma Syndrome (HPPS); a pilot study fo the acceptability of a brief educational book for parents and young children. Sian Greening Helping children understand genetic testing and screening in Hereditary Pheochromocytoma-Paraganglioma Syndrome (HPPS); a pilot study for the acceptability of a brief educational book for parents and young children. Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Hereditary Cancer Clinic
Decision-making for oncology patients Martin Carolan Improving personalised decisionmaking for oncology patients using data mining and rapid learning techniques. Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre, Radiation Oncology
Follow-up care after curative radiotherapy for Stage I-III Non- Small Cell Cancer Sharanya Mohan Patterns of follow-up care after curative radiotherapy for Stage I-III Non-Small Cell Cancer (NSCLC). Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital; [University of New South Wales]
IMROZ trial Gurdeep Parmar A phase 3 randomised, openlabel, multi-center study assessing the clinical benefit of Isatuximab (SAR650984) in combination with bortezomib (Velcade), lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone versus bortezomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma not eligible for transplant. Wollongong Hospital, Haematology, Oncology Day Care, Pharmacy Services
Analysis of sequence tests for breast cancer Lesley Andrews Breast cancer refined analysis of sequence tests: Risk and Penetrance. Wollongong Hospital, Hereditary Cancer Clinic, SEALS
Cannabis CINV Study Morteza Aghmesheh Pilot and definitive randomised doubleblind placebocontrolled trials evaluating an oral cannabinoid-rich THC/CBD cannabis extract for secondary prevention of chemotherapyinduced nausea and vomiting. Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Pharmacy Services, C7 Oncology
Stress in resident doctors Vinod Gopaldasani Prevalence of stress in resident doctors at a local teaching hospital v.1. Wollongong Hospital, Research Central, Medical Services and Clinical Governance Division
Interdisciplinary team perceptions and practices of interdisciplinary collaboration for dehydration management Emily Hazzard A qualitative exploration of interdisciplinary team perceptions and practices of interdisciplinary collaboration with dietitians for dehydration management in community-based cancer services. Wollongong Hospital, Research Central, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre
Javelin H & N 100 Study Morteza Aghmesheh A randomised double-blind phase 3 study of Avelumab in combination with standard of care chemoradiotherapy (Cisplatin Plus Definitive Radiation Therapy) Versus standard of care chemoradiotherapy in the Front Line Treatment of patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Wollongong Hospital, C7 Oncology, Pharmacy Services, Oncology Day Care, Radiation Oncology
The NSW Prostate Clinical Cancer Registry Spencer Murray The establishment and ongoing management of the NSW Prostate Clinical Cancer Registry. Wollongong Hospital, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital, Cancer and Haematology Network, Medical Records
IKEMA trial Gurdeep Parmar Randomized, open label, multicenter study assessing the clinical benefit of isatuximab combined with carfilzomib (Kyprolis®) and dexamethasone versus carfilzomib with dexamethasone in patents with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma previously treated with 1 to 3 prior lines. Wollongong Hospital, Haematology, Oncology Day Care, Pharmacy Services
PEARLs TRIAL Morteza Aghmesheh A randomised, phase 3 trial with anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab (MK-3475) versus placebo for patients with early stage NSCLC after resection and completion of standard adjuvant therapy (PEARLS). Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, C7 Oncology, Pharmacy Services, Oncology Day Care
Analysis of patient medical records to describe the nutrition status in a targeted patient groups Emily Hazzard A retrospective crosssectional analysis of patient medical records, to describe the nutrition status and associated patient characteristics of patients with cancers of the head and neck and upper gastrointestinal tract throughout diagnosis and oncological treatment at the Wollongong Hospital between 2010 and 2016. Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Research Central
Quality of Care in the Management of Cancer & sociodemographic factors June Rose The impact of sociodemographic
factors on Quality of Care in the Management of Cancer in South-West Sydney.
Wollongong Hospital, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre