The experience of clinical trials for palliative care patients

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Medicine and Radiology
St Vincent's Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Jennifer Philip Personal web page

Project Details

Patients with advanced disease are increasingly approached for enrolment in clinical trials. Such studies may be phase 1 studies which seek to determine if a new preparation is safe, or phase 2 studies which consider the dose or effect of an intervention through to comparisons and implementation studies.  The experience of patients who engage with clinical trials is not well understood.  The balance of hope, the possibility of response, the opportunity to contribute to the outcomes of others are all concepts which patients consider when enrolling in a clinical trial.

This program of work will leverage off the increasing program of work which seeks to build capability and capacity in conducting clinical trials in palliative care across the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre sites.  Working with key clinicians, the PhD candidate will have the opportunity to forge a unique and leading role in the understanding of patients’ experience in clinical trials in palliative care.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Palliative Medicine Research Group

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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