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Donation funds cancer clinical trials unit

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/12/2016

An anonymous $1.4 million donation has helped establish the country's first specialist cancer clinical trials research unit.

The unit will be based at Auckland City Hospital and is a joint project between the University of Auckland and Auckland's District Health Board.

The unit will carry out Phase 1 cancer clinical studies which involves drugs being given to patients for the first time.

Professor John Fraser said the unit's goal would be to improve outcomes for cancer patients by enabling greater access to new treatments through clinical trials.

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