Clinical trials are a crucial type of research to find new and better ways of detecting, diagnosing, and treating cancer. Clinical trials aim to improve your treatment options and your quality of life.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial being run at Pindara Private Hospital.
Each clinical trial is designed with a specific set of criteria for who is eligible to join a trial. These criteria may include factors such as the type of cancer you have, your age and your overall wellbeing.
If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial, your cancer care team can search for a trial that is suitable for you. You can also search for suitable clinical trials through the Australian Clinical Trials website.
You can read more about Ramsay Health Care’s dedication to research and our National Clinical Trials Network here.
Teaching and Research
Neurosurgeons from Pindara Private Hospital have joined an international research consortium to investigate and document world’s best practice in spinal surgery.
The project is being undertaken as part of a strategic alliance between ICHOM and Ramsay Health Care. The Pindara study known as ICHOM:POSS (International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement: Pindara Outcomes for Spinal Surgery)will focus on tracking the outcomes of spinal surgery treatment as reported by patients and benchmarking these against other major international organisations.
The research will bring together the specific outcomes of thousands of spinal treatments from around the world enabling future spinal surgical patients to have high quality and quantitated information about the likely outcomes of procedures.
The study will identify and benchmark the treatments that work best for various types of conditions. This information will then help guide the medical profession globally in choosing the best types of surgery for specific spinal conditions.
Pindara Private Hospital has specialist expertise in spinal surgery. The hospital has a dedicated Neurosciences Unit which is serviced by an excellent team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic specialists. Pindara Neurosurgeon Dr Leong Tan will lead the study and be joined by colleagues Drs Ellison Stephenson, Chris Schwindack and Anna Chang.
Ramsay Health Care’s strategic alliance with ICHOM represented the organizations’ long-term commitment to driving value in health care around the world.
As an ICHOM partner, Ramsay Health Care is in the good company of leading medical institutions, including the Boston Children’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and Erasmus MC in the Netherlands.
See a 2-minute video on our ICHOM project here:
ICHOM was founded by Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School, the Swedish Karolinska Institutet and Boston Consulting Group to provide data on patient outcomes that has been measured and reported in a standardised way to facilitate performance benchmarking for healthcare systems.