Grampians Health

World Class Cancer Centre for the People of the Grampians Region of Victoria

Grampians Health - Clinical Trials Capacity
  • Local Oncology Service reviewing approximately 1,100 new medical oncology / haematology patients every year
  • Catchment Area of approximately 270,000 people from Grampians Region
  • Trial Phase Capabilities – Phase II, III, IV
  • Participating Site capacity - 30 trials 4 Lead
  • Participated in over 52 medical oncology and haematology clinical trials and recruited over 200 patients
  • Patient recruitment opportunities in Breast, Lymphoma, Colorectal and GBM / Neuro Clinical Trials
  • More than 37 years’ combined experience acting as Principal Investigator on clinical trials
  • More than 40 years combined Study Coordinator experience
  • Research Team includes 7 Investigators and 4 Study
    Coordinators and 1 Clinical Trials Manager

The Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre located at:

Ballarat Health Services
1 Drummond Street North
Ballarat VIC 3350

Dr Geoffrey Chong

Lymphoma, GI

Dr Wasek Faisal

Lung, Upper GI, GBM

Dr Lee Na Teo

Breast, Ovarian

Dr Vishal Boolell

Lung, Breast, Urogenital

Dr Stephen Brown

Lung, Prostate, CRC, Melanoma, Head and Neck

Dr Prashanth Prithviraj

Melanoma, Lung

Dr Sharad Sharma

Lung, Prostate, CRC

Dr Pohon


Dr Swe Htet


Grampians Health - Clinical Trials Facilities
  • Dedicated patient assessment and central processing facilities
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge, Minus 20 Freezer, Minus 80 Freezer, Refrigerated Storage
  • Pharmacokinetic (PK), Pharmacodynamic (PD) and Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing capabilities
  • Radiotherapy facilities for combination clinical trials
  • On-site Pharmacy with secure, controlled access and storage of IP and off site compounding
  • On-site Pathology to provide:
  • Local phlebotomy, processing and reporting services
  • Archival and fresh tissue preparation
  • On-site Imaging to provide:
  • Access to CT, MRI, PET, Image guided biopsy, Bone Density / DEXA Scan, X-ray, Ultrasound
  • Adherence to GCP certification and documented SOPs
  • Governance – Ballarat Health Services
  • Time to approval = 2-3 weeks post Lead site approval
  • Average time from Site Initiation to first patient on study = 4 weeks