Goulburn Valley Health

Delivering Patient-Centred Cancer Care for the Hume Region

Goulburn Valley Health - Clinical Trials Capacity
  • Local Oncology Service reviewing approximately 700 new medical oncology / haematology patients every year
  • Catchment area of approximately 160,000 people from Northern Victoria and Southern New South Wales, Australia (2 hours drive from Melbourne)
  • Trial Phase Capabilities – Phase II, III, IV
  • Participating Site capacity
  • Participated in over 15 medical oncology clinical trials since 2012 and recruited over 65 patients
  • Patient recruitment opportunities in Breast, Lung, Upper GI, Colorectal, Melanoma, Ovarian and Prostate/ Urogenital Clinical Trials
  • More than 26 years combined experience acting as Principal Investigator/ Sub Investigator on clinical trials
  • Over 32 years combined Study Coordinator experience
  • Research Team includes 7 Investigators and 3 Study
    Coordinators, 2 Clinical Trial Assistants and 1 Clinical Trials Pharmacist

The Oncology Department located at:

Peter Copulos Cancer and Wellness Centre
Goulburn Valley Health
Graham Street, Shepparton, VIC, 3630


Dr. Javier Torres

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Ayesha Saqib

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Arvind Sahu

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Alysson Wann

Medical Oncologist

Dr. Myron Klevansky

Medical Oncologist

Dr Veenoo Agarwal

Medical Oncologist

Dr Laura Maddy


Goulburn Valley Health - Clinical Trial Facilities
  • Chemotherapy Day Unit comprising of 12 treatment chairs and 2 private rooms with beds
  • Dedicated patient assessment and central processing facilities
  • Medical Oncology Software program/ Clinical Trial module
  • Health Information Medical Records Digital format access available for Monitoring/Audit purposes
  • On-site Pharmacy with secure, controlled access and storage of IP and onsite compounding. On site chemotherapy pharmacist.
  • On-site Pathology [NATA accredited] provides:
  • Local phlebotomy, histopathology including access to molecular testing, refrigerated centrifuge and electronic reporting facilities.
  • Minus 70 degree Freezer, Refrigerated Storage
  • Archival and fresh tissue preparation
  • On-site Imaging
  • Access to CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, MUGA, Whole body bone scan, Image guided biopsy
  • Access to off-site PET, Bone Mineral Density / DEXA Scan
  • Add access to off-site radiotherapy
  • On-site Electro Diagnostic Unit: Access to ECG / ECHO
  • Adherence to GCP certification and documented SOPs
  • HREC and Governance (Goulburn Valley Health)
  • Time to approval – 2-3 weeks following lead
    site approval
  • Average time from Site Activation to first patient on study = 2–4 weeks