Clinical research and trials

Clinical trials are vital if we are to improve the survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer.

At the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth, we run research studies and clinical trials covering every phase of cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. The goal is to improve patient outcomes and quality of life for patients with pancreatic cancer.

The main goal of clinical trials is to see if discoveries made during the research phase are better than current treatment options.

Types of research include:

  • Research studies that collect data on a disease's trajectory to better understand it.
  • Clinical trials to determine whether an experimental treatment is safe and effective.

For clinical trials, volunteer participation is essential. Results from trials will help determine if new treatments for pancreatic cancer work and if there are side effects. They're also an effective way for patients to gain access to the latest treatment options.

When deciding if you want to take part in a clinical trial, you need to be aware of what the trial involves. You should also seek advice from your specialist before taking part. 

How do I join a clinical trial?

Your GP or specialist will need to refer you to our centre using our referral pathway. 

After we receive your referral, we'll contact you by phone to schedule an appointment with a specialist or one of our clinical trial specialists within 72 hours. 

During your appointment, the specialist will review your medical history and assess whether you are a suitable candidate for a clinical trial. 

If you would like more information or if you have questions after your referral is submitted, contact our team.


Clinical trials currently open for recruitment

Listing updated: 25 March 2024


Current trials at the Jreissati Pancreatic Centre at Epworth

Summary of treatment details and eligibility criteria (PDF).

Research studies open for recruitment

These studies may ask participants for permission to store their cancer sample, or take part in non-treatment research


JPCE research studies

Updated: May 1, 2024