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We need volunteers!

For a full list of current clinical trials, please visit Australian Clinical Trials or see below.

Clinical trials are important for a number of reasons:

  • improving patient outcomes 
  • help advance medical and scientific research
  • government can use the results to make funding decisions (for e.g. new drugs). 

Breast cancer clinical trials

We're currently running a number of clinical trials at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.


Molecular screening and therapeutic trials (rare & uncommon cancers)

The molecular screening and therapeutic trials (MoST) personalises experimental treatment based on an individual’s unique personal and cancer genetic profile, for patients with rare cancers.


Appetite study

Gastric emptying (the time taken for food to leave the stomach) may affect appetite and satiety. We are looking for healthy, normal or overweight male volunteers between the ages of 20 and 52. This study investigates appetite regulation and gastric emptying in a genetic form of obesity called Prader-Willi syndrome.

  • For further information please contact: Alex Viardot (02) 8382 2622 or email: pws@garvan.org.au
    (St Vincent’s HREC Ref 15/SVH/437) 

Pre-diabetes study

Volunteers are needed for a study testing blood sugar control in response to diabetes medication and diet. We are looking for men and women aged 20-70 who have pre-diabetes (e.g. you have been told you're at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, or had increased blood sugar in previous blood tests) or were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and not yet treated with sugar-lowering medication.

Study visits are conducted at the Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Principal investigators: Professor Jerry Greenfield and Dr Dorit Samocha-Bonet.

  • For further information please contact: (02) 9295 8215 or email: predict@garvan.org.au
    (St Vincent’s HREC Ref SVH 17/080)