Our Oncologist Dr Sanjeev Deva is also the Medical Director of the Auckland Cancer Trials Centre.
Currently, New Zealand has a low number of cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials. In an ideal world, every cancer patient would get a standard treatment option and a clinical trial option.
Clinical trials give patients the ability to test a drug or a treatment combination which may not be approved or funded yet. For some, this could be their last option.
Dr Deva is trialling new drugs and treatment combinations on patients with advanced cancer at the Auckland Cancer Trials Centre. To hear more about his work and the centre you can click here to listen to his recent interview with Newstalk ZB.