Latrobe Regional Hospital

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Latrobe Regional Hospital - Clinical Trial Capacity
  • Located 160 km east of Melbourne, largest regional hospital in Gippsland region.
  • Catchment area of approximately 290,000 people 
  • Avoidable deaths from cancer are higher in Gippsland than Victoria wide (35.6/100,000 population compared to 28.2)
  • Local Oncology Service reviewing approximately 1000 new medical oncology / haematology patients every year
  • The clinical trials portfolio aims to support the most common cancer streams and is a mixture of pharmaceutical, collaborative group and teletrial clinical trials
  • Patient recruitment opportunities in Haematology, Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy Clinical Trials
  • Cancer clinical trials covering several tumour streams such as breast, lung, rectal and prostate cancer, melanoma and myeloma
  • Growing research portfolio in other therapeutic areas such as general surgery, orthopedic surgery, kidney disease and stroke
  • Designated clinical trial clinic for cancer patients
  • Designated clinical trial accredited Pharmacy
  • Clinical trial staff are ICH-GCP certified and adhere to LRH Research Policy and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Experience with feasibility assessments to ensure LRH has the capabilities, resources and recruitment potential to conduct the trial
  • Oncology clinical trials are reviewed weekly at the oncology clinical trial meetings
  • Strong links with collaborative partners enabling teletrial models or independent site activation

Latrobe Regional Hospital is located at:

Latrobe Regional Hospital
10 Village Avenue
Traralgon West, VIC 3844

Dr Tricia Wright (Haematology)
Dr Amanda Omerod (Haematology)
Dr Quan Tran (Medical Oncology)
Dr Bhavini Shah (Medical Oncology)
Dr Mahesh Iddawela (Medical Oncology)
Dr Sachin Joshi (Medical Oncology)

Dr Hieu Chau (Medical Oncology)
Dr Evangeline Shah (Medical Oncology)
Dr Azim Jalali (Medical Oncology)
Dr Rohan Nair (Radiotherapy)
Dr Chia May Wong (Radiotherapy)
Dr Ahmed Nagla (Palliative Care Physician)

Latrobe Regional Hospital - Clinical Trial Facilities
  • Research Team includes 12 Principal Investigators, 5 Associate Investigators, 1 Research Manager, 5 study coordinators, admin support, Research Fellow/Consultant and 2 clinical trials pharmacists
  • Adherence to GCP certification, IATA dangerous goods handling and documented SOPs
  • HREC and Research Governance

Radiology & Imaging

  • Onsite IMED radiology 
  • Experienced in examination, de-identification and uploading images for the purpose of central imaging review
  • CT scans, X-Ray, MRI, ECHO/MUGA, ultrasound, bone scans
  • Offsite access to mammography
  • DEXA scans and PET scans can be organised


  • LRH Clinical Trial Pharmacy for IP management
  • Clinical trial Pharmacists are ICH/GCP certified
  • Secure and controlled access storage, room temperature storage, refrigerated storage (2-8 degrees), temperature monitoring and recording, onsite destruction, onsite compounding


  • Dorevitch pathology located onsite 
  • NATA accredited and offers a wide range of services
  • Phlebotomy, laboratory processing area, archival and fresh tissue preparation, sample shipping
  • Access to molecular testing, room temperature and refrigerated centrifuges, -70-degree freezer, routine histological stains