Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care Research

Hunter researchers are always working to improve the treatments given and outcomes for patients with cancer. From optimising drug dosages and interactions to refining radiation oncology protocols, researchers are ensuring that treatments are served by a solid evidence base.

Many clinical trials are underway with collaborative associations including the Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group and the Prostate Cancer Trials Group.

Hunter researchers were responsible for the instigation of the successful breast cancer screening program BreastScreen, including mobile screening units which were an Australian first.

Ensuring that the end-of-life experience is how a patient desires is also a focus of interest for Hunter researchers who conduct studies into palliative care the end-of-life ethics, including psycho-oncology or the effect of a cancer diagnosis on a person’s mental health.

Professor Stephen Ackland | Co-Director of the HMRI Cancer Research Program
Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Brain Cancer, Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Effective Medicines
Dr Frank Alvaro - children's cancer researcher
Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Brain Cancer, Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Leukaemia
Associate Professor Mariko Carey
Research Program :
Public Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Effective Health Services, Healthy Lifestyles, Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
Conjoint Professor Greg Carter
Research Program :
Brain & Mental Health, Cancer
Research Topics :
Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Effective Health Services
Research Program :
Cancer
Research Topics :
Breast Cancer, Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Melanoma, Psychology
Elissa Elvidge
Research Program :
Public Health
Research Topics :
Clinical Treatment & Palliative Care, Effective Health Services, Global Health, Using Health Data & Statistics, Women's Health