WORLD FIRST STUDY BE­GINS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

IN a world first, St John of God Su­bi­aco Hos­pi­tal will be­gin a phase two study on the drug Onivyde to treat metastatic pan­cre­atic can­cer. Af­ter the hos­pi­tal was in­volved in the first phase of the Napoli one trial, the sec­ond study trial will in­cor­po­rate the best treat­ments for front-line pan­cre­atic can­cer. Dr An­drew Dean, who es­tab­lished the pal­lia­tive care ser­vices at St John of God Su­bi­aco Hos­pi­tal, will head the study. “Our team is ex­tremely ex­cited,” he said.

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