Our new partner: GenesisCare
Aug 6, 2014: GenesisCare and TROG announce strategic partnership
GenesisCare and the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) today announced a new strategic partnership where all 23 Genesis CancerCare centres become members of the TROG Facility Alliance.
This is the first alliance of this scale in Australia and significantly advances the continuation and expansion of cancer research.
TROG is a global leader in radiotherapy research working with over nine hundred researchers and doctors in more than 50 clinical trials involving over 12,000 patient volunteers to help advance cancer treatments.
GenesisCare is the leading provider of radiation oncology in Australia undertaking around 320,000 cancer treatments every year and is currently involved in over 40 clinical trials.
GenesisCare and TROG will work together to improve patient access to clinical trials and promote innovation in research to deliver better patient outcomes. It will become easier for doctors and patients across Australia to access the latest information on treatment techniques and the best standards of care.
“A comprehensive partnership with GenesisCare is an important step toward our strategic goal of expanding patient access to clinical trials and financial sustainability. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with GenesisCare”, said Joan Torony, TROG Chief Operations Officer and Research Manager.
Genesis CancerCare centres will have access to the full benefits of the TROG Facility Alliance Program including:
- TROG centralised information technology infrastructure designed to streamline and facilitate clinical trial participation
- Independent quality assurance
- Good Clinical Practice Training Modules
- Clinical Trial activation kits for new centres
- Staff training opportunities at the TROG Central Operations Office
- Authorship for high accruing centres on TROG manuscripts
- Full or Affiliate membership to TROG Cancer Research
- Access to TROG web-site Membership area
- Site visits to Genesis Centres across Australia from TROG staff
- Credentialing of GenesisCare Radiation Therapy Centres
Professor David Christie, a radiation oncologist from GenesisCare in Queensland, said “This partnership demonstrates GenesisCare’s commitment to supporting research across the GenesisCare network and the industry more broadly”.
Dan Collins, Managing Director, GenesisCare, added “Our partnership with TROG is the next stage in how GenesisCare can actively drive the delivery of advanced, high quality care for Australians who have cancer. Our doctors and staff already share a passion for research and the latest clinical practice; by focusing more resources on evidenced based research with TROG we believe cancer patients will get better outcomes.
For further information and media enquiries:
Keith Hansen, Executive Manager - CancerCare, GenesisCare
Tel: 02 8236 3386 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Torony, Chief Executive Officer, TROG Cancer Research
Tel: 02 4014 3913 Mob: 0401 932 584 Email: email@example.com
GenesisCare is Australia's largest provider of radiation oncology, cardiology and sleep treatments.
With more than 1400 employees, GenesisCare provides essential health care services across more than 120 sites and clinics ranging from the major capital cities to regional and rural centres.
GenesisCare exists to fill the treatment gap for the biggest disease burdens in Australia — cancer and cardiovascular disease — in an environment of substantial unmet need from an ageing population.
GenesisCare is currently involved in or leading more than 120 clinical trials. The group uses its national network to coordinate and share clinical information and know-how, helping inform future approaches to treatment and care.
About Genesis CancerCare
Genesis CancerCare is the largest provider of radiotherapy in Australia.
Each year the group performs around 320,000 treatments through its network of 23 sites.
In the next 18 months, the organisation will continue to expand its services with new centres in south-east Melbourne (Casey), South Sydney (Hurstville) and at the Fiona Stanley Hospital in South Perth. Medical oncology services are currently offered at Shenton House in Joondalup (Perth) and plans are underway to expand this more broadly in the coming year.
Genesis CancerCare treats all patients referred to its service irrespective of their financial situation. Across our centres, flexible fee arrangements are provided on an individual patient basis to allow everyone rapid access to high quality care.