The clinical research cooperation platform is currently undertaking clinical trials for acupuncture aimed at cancer-related pain.
In 2017, Liverpool Hospital Cancer Services was awarded a $2M ACRF grant to go towards providing a facility for the first cancer wellness centre in South-West Sydney – The ACRF OASIS Centre.
The centre will focus on gathering scientific evidence on the use of a wide range of treatments including massage, acupuncture, exercise, Chinese medicine and diet in improving short and long-term treatment and quality of life outcomes for people impacted by cancer.
Last year, the ACRF OASIS Research Advisory group developed a strategic plan and continue to provide oversight to existing research projects.
Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) continue to be their main research focus as a platform to build infrastructure, which will improve the quality and efficiency of clinical care outcomes.
A notable update is the establishment of the first Sino-Australian Oncology Research Alliance, in collaboration with the Chinese Medicine Centre at Western Sydney University. The clinical research cooperation platform is currently undertaking clinical trials for acupuncture aimed at cancer-related pain, with Chinese herbal medicine trials currently in analysis stages.
Meanwhile, detailed design work continues for the ACRF OASIS Centre as part of the Liverpool Health and Academic precinct redevelopment project. Researchers have been part of the user group to develop the project and have now signed off on the facility design.
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View the 2017 ACRF OASIS Centre Research grant details here.