The Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre (MCTC) is a unique collaboration between the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and The University of Melbourne (UoM). These Institutes bring together expertise in research, clinical practice and education.
MCTC supports the Melbourne Children’s Campus by overseeing more than 80 active clinical trials in all phases of drug development, and in a wide range of indications, including cancer. With access to dedicated staff, skills, and space as required, MCTC can enable investigators to conduct each trial efficiently and to high quality standards.
MCTC understands there are key drivers for industry and other sponsors in their selection of sites for the conduct of clinical trials. To this end, MCTC aims to deliver:
Short time frames to ethics approvals and study start up
Reliable and innovative recruitment strategies to achieve study targets
Experienced and trained staff to conduct studies to the highest quality standards