Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials (CRU, SCUH)

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

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The Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials is part of the Clinical Research Unit that provides services along from Gympie to Caloundra, and includes five hospitals servicing a population of approximately 390,000 people. The Unit is part of a strategic alliance between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and the University of the Sunshine Coast. The dedicated clinical research centre conducts sponsored and investigator led research and clinical trials from pharma, biotech, devices and non for profit organisations.

Website www.sunshinecoastclinicaltrials.com.au

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Dedicated Clinical Trial Unit
  • Multiple Clinical Specialities
  • High quality facilities, Imaging, Pathology, Storage, Pharmacy
  • Large recruitment pool of 350,000 in region
  • Research Governance Office
  • Clinical Trial Networks with collaborative groups
  • Strong partnerships with academic and industry organisations
  • Ability to conduct trials using Teletrials model
  • Single Point of Entry for Clinical trials in region
  • Dedicated clinical research nurses

Facilities and major equipment

  • Dedicated Oncology Clinical Trials Area
  • Dedicated Clinical Trials Pharmacy Dept
  • Physical Containment Laboratory (PC2)
  • Linear accelerator (Linac)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET CT)
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

6 Doherty St, Birtinya, 4285

Lead researchers

  • Ass Prof Nicholas Gray—Renal research including reduction haemodialysis infection, impact of obesity on renal transplants waitlist
  • Renal research including reduction haemodialysis infection, impact of obesity on renal transplants waitlist Renal research including reduction haemodialysis infection, impact of obesity on renal transplants waitlist—Panel Member for NHMRC Project Grant Review, Heart Foundation HP Scholarship Committee and Editorial Advisory for Clinical Science.
  • Professor James O'Beirne—Developed the UK’s first multidisciplinary liver cancer clinic

Achievements of the centre

  • 2016-18 peer reviewed Cardiology publications awarded best paper of the year in Heart Journal
  • 2016

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Organisation type

  • Research Hospital

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