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Clinical Trials

The Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Haematology at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre, Royal Darwin Hospital jointly conducts research and clinical trials to find more effective ways to prevent, treat, cure and support those living with cancer. Our clinical trials also provide the opportunities for our patients to access leading edge treatment and care protocols.

Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre promotes integrity in its research and clinical trials as it operates in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007).

TROG – ‘STARS’ Breast Cancer 

A randomised comparison of Anastrozole commenced before and continued during adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer versus Anastrozole and subsequent anti-oestrogen therapy delayed until after radiotherapy


A radiotherapy audiobook in simple English and Yolgnu Matha language


The Cancer Molecular Screening & Therapeutics (MoST) Program-A Framework protocol for multiple, parallel, signal-seeking clinical studies of molecularly targeted therapies for patients with advanced cancer and unmet needs.


Aspirin for Dukes C and High Risk Dukes B Colorectal Cancers – An International, Multi-centre, Double Blind, Randomised Placebo Controlled Phase III Trial.


Randomised phase 3 trial of enzalutamide in first line androgen deprivation therapy for metastatic prostate cancer


A prospective cohort study of patients with Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) to create a national information resource and improve the understanding of the molecular biology, clinical, quality of life and psychosocial characteristics


MK3475-689 (MSD) A Phase III, Randomized, Open-label Study to Evaluate Pembrolizumab as Neoadjuvant Therapy and in combination with Standard of Care as Adjuvant Therapy for Stage III-IVA Resectable Loco regionally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC)


A Phase 2 Basket Study of the Oral TRK Inhibitor larotrectinib in Subjects with NTRK Fusion-Positive Tumors (lung, non-secretory breast, melanoma and colorectal cancers).


A Randomised Phase III Controlled Trials of Regorafenib containing regimens versus standard of care in Refractory Advanced Gastro-Oesophageal Cancer (AGOC)


Circulating Tumour DNA Analysis Informing Adjuvant Chemotherapy in stage III Colon Cancer: A Multicentre Phase II/III randomised Controlled study.


Peter Mac – Complete Whole Genome Sequencing for Cancer of Unknown Primary


Phase II randomised study to evaluate alpelisib plus fulvestrant versus capecitabine in oestrogen receptor positive, HER2-negative advanced Breast Cancer patients with PIK3CA mutant circulating DNA. The study includes a number of translational research objectives.


Multi-arm study platform to compare the efficacy of experimental therapies with standard of care in patients with AML in first complete remission. It incorporates testing of multiple experimental drugs in a simultaneous and perpetual manner. 

FRAIL-M study MM22

Frailty-stratified, randomised controlled Bayesian adaptive trial of bortezomib versus lenalidomide in transplant-ineligible myeloma – the FRAIL-M study


A phase 2 study of Venetoclax in combination with low-dose cytarabine in relapsing acute myeloid leukaemia