Medical research and clinical trials in particular are designed to help patients live better and/or longer. Large sums of government and charitable money are spent every year on basic, clinical and translational research in laboratories, hospitals and research centres around the world. How do doctors and scientists develop research projects that will achieve realistic outcomes for patients? Do they optimally capture and utilise the information they generate? And do they avoid inefficiencies or duplication of efforts with other researchers? How are regular people receiving improved quality of life or other real benefits from medical research? Using her experience in cancer drug trials, Dr Wilson will explain these facets of medical research.
Dr Michelle Wilson is a Medical Oncologist and Clinical Senior Research Fellow in Oncology at the University of Auckland. She is undertaking her Doctor of Medicine where she investigates the challenges facing clinical trial design in medical oncology.
Want to take part in clinical trials? Click to read the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry summaries of the ‘what, why and how’ of clinical trials.
This event was held 14 November 2017.
Title: Why Do Medical Research? Lessons From My Cancer Clinical Trials
Speaker: Dr Michelle Wilson
Time: Tuesday November 14, 7:30pm
Location: Selwyn Community Education, 203-245 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama at Selwyn College