Advancing care for Japanese people with a terminal illness

14 September 2017

Sector: Scientific Innovation

Country location: Japan

Grantee: University of Technology Sydney

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PaCCSC AustJapan Members 2 March 2017 Sydney. Credit: AnnaZhu, UTS Photographer

Project description

Decisions made about an individual's health care and what treatments are best to use are often assumed to be supported by high-quality research evidence.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

Palliative care - the care of people with a life-threatening illness - strives to prevent and relieve suffering through early identification, assessment and treatment of symptoms.

Australia’s Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) was established in 2006 to conduct research into medications commonly used in palliative care and ascertain their effectiveness in this vulnerable population. Having been in operation for over 10 years PaCCSC is sharing its learning with members of the Japanese Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (JORTC) and J-Support to build a clinical trials network in palliative care in Japan.

This project will help lay the foundations, including the establishment of a governance framework and specialist training, for the development of a clinical trials network that includes doctors, nurses and other experts who will collaborate to conduct clinical research in palliative care.

The project will also provide an opportunity for researchers from Australia and Japan to jointly agree and develop a clinical trial protocol in an area of significance to palliative patients in both countries.


Key dates:

  • Signing ceremony, Tokyo, 18 November 2017
  • 2 day Symposium, Tokyo, 18 to 19 November 2017

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Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $22,000.00 (GST inclusive)

Total project value: $22,000.00

Last Updated: 14 September 2017