At BCRC-WA, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care to women diagnosed with breast cancer. One means is the ability to involve women in ‘state of the art’ clinical trials through BCRC-WA’s Breast Clinical Trials Unit (also called BCTU) and offer the most up to date treatments, many of which have evolved thanks to clinical research. BCTU patients benefit from having access to some of these treatments years before they are available to the market.
BCRC-WA Academic Research
BCRC-WA continues to lead our very own research initiatives. These are studies that are not affiliated with biopharmaceutical companies but driven by the BCRC-WA team of specialists. By conducting this research, BCRC-WA aims to expand knowledge in the area of breast cancer and better tailor future treatment options, resulting in improved outcomes for patients.
Breast Cancer Offspring Study (BCOS)
Are your children aged between 14 and 24?
We are conducting a study to identify the needs of offspring of women with breast cancer. The results from this study may help in the development of support programs for patients’ offspring.
- Children aged between 14 to 24 years and currently residing in Western Australia are eligible to participate.
- The children’s mother is currently under the care of Prof Arlene Chan or Dr Peter Willsher.
- Offspring will be required to complete an online survey. The survey will take a maximum of 6-10 minutes and it can be completed in their own time.
If you think you meet these criteria and your children might be interested, please contact BCTU staff in person or by phone 6500 5555, or advise Prof Chan or Dr Willsher at your next appointment.
Area Clinical Trial
Are you suffering from fatigue?
We are conducting a trial to see if regular exercise can improve fatigue levels caused by breast cancer treatments.
- We are looking for patients who suffer from fatigue and are currently receiving treatment for advanced breast cancer under Prof Arlene Chan.
- You must be able to walk continuously (non-stop) for 6 minutes or 120 metres.
- To be eligible for this study, you must NOT ALREADY be exercising regularly (i.e. not more than 30 minutes of exercise, 3-times a week).
- To enter the study, we would need you to be available to attend a total of 12 FREE exercise sessions (twice weekly, 50-minute sessions for 6 consecutive weeks).
- To enter the study, we would need you to be able to commit a total of 8-9 weeks.
The exercise sessions will be conducted by a physiotherapist located in Nedlands not far from Hollywood Private Hospital.
If this interests you, please contact BCTU staff in person or by phone 6500 5555 or advise Prof Chan at your next appointment