Peninsula Health

• Peninsula Health is the only public healthcare facility on the Mornington Peninsula with acute services provided at Frankston
and Rosebud Hospitals.

• Local Oncology Service reviewing approximately 8,000 new medical oncology / haematology patients every year.

• Servicing a catchment area of approximately 300,000 people from Mornington Peninsula Region with a continual seasonal
influx of additional visitors of up to 100,000 every summer.

• Trial phase capabilities – Phase I, II, III, IV

• Lead and Participating Site capacity

• Participated in over 50 medical oncology and haematology clinical trials and recruited over 500 patients

• 50 years combined Investigator experience

• Over 50 years combined Study Coordinator experience in haematology and oncology clinical trials

• Research Team includes 14 Investigators, 1 Research Manager, 6 Study Coordinators, 1 Administrator and 1 Clinical Trials Pharmacist

• The clinical trials portfolio aims to support the most common cancer streams and is a mixture of pharmaceutical, collaborative group and investigator initiated clinical trials

• Tumour Streams include: Breast, Lung, Colorectal, Upper GI, Prostate, Urology, Gynaecological, Skin, Melanoma and various Registry Studies


Medical Oncology
Dr Zee Wan Wong – Head of Oncology
Dr Jacqui Thomson
Dr Nicole Potasz
Dr Yoland Antil
Dr Emma Beardsley
Dr Babak Tamjid
Dr Oliver Klein
Dr Vinod Ganju
Dr Sunjeev Sewak

Dr Trish Walker – Head of Haematology
Dr Natasha Curtin
Dr Huy Tran
Dr Kay Htun
Dr Jun Shen


• Chemotherapy Day Unit (Dayward) comprising of 15 treatment chairs and 2 private rooms with bed

• Dedicated Central Processing and shipping room includes refrigerated centrifuge, minus 20 freezer, minus 80 freezer, refrigerated storage (2-8 degrees), adequate lab kit/manual storage, liquid nitrogen (Sponsor supplied)

• Backup generator for power outages to all equipment 24/7

• Pharmacy Blinded and un-blinded experience

• Annual Calibration of equipment

• Onsite secure, controlled access record storage

• NATA accredited Dorevitch Pathology (onsite) able to provide local phlebotomy, processing and reporting services, along with archival and fresh tissue preparation

• Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic (PD) testing capabilities and expertise

• Access to the major diagnostic tools including PET, CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography, nuclear imaging and DEXA scans. Radiology assessments can be individualised and reported by suitably qualified radiologists according to protocol requirements

• All staff have GCP training and CASA accreditation to the current Dangerous Goods Regulations where applicable

• Dedicated monitoring facilities and ability to provide access to electronic systems which are CFR Title 21 Section 11 compliant

• Local archiving facilities

• Peninsula Health HREC is a participant in the NMA Scheme and the Victorian SERP as a reviewing and accepting site

• Local review of multi-site approved research projects within 1-2 weeks

• Average time from site activation to first patient on study is 4 weeks

The Haematology Oncology Clinical Trial Unit is located at:
Peninsula Health,
2 Hastings Road
Frankston, VIC, 3199

Contact: Linda Raineri
Haem/Oncology Clinical Trial Unit Manager
Peninsula Health
E: [email protected]
T: 03 9784 7175