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Current Trials

Trials Save Lives

At BCRC-WA, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care to women  and men diagnosed with breast cancer. One way of doing this is via clinical trials.

Enabling patients to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials through BCRC-WA’s Breast Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) offers them the most up to date treatments and allows them to benefit from access to 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.

Read more about BCRC-WA’s past, current and upcoming academic research initiatives, please  click here.

If you would like to show your support for BCRC-WA’s research and wish to make a donation, please click here.

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 on (08) 6500 5555 or advise Prof Chan at your next appointment.

More Information

To find out more about our Clinical Trials update click here

To read more about one of our past studies on the ‘Cold Cap’ click here