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Clinical Trials

Current Trials Open to Recruitment | How do I become involved in a clinical trial? 


The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc's Clinical Trials Department has been responsible for numerous clinical trials over the years.


The research activities of the Clinical Trials Department are supervised and coordinated by specialist dermatologist, Associate Professor Peter Foley, assisted by Associate Professor Chris Baker, Associate Professor Alvin Chong and Dr Maree Micallef.


Learn more about the Clinical Trials Team  


The Clinical Trials Department has been involved in over 70 clinical trials in the last 20 years. Many of these trials have led to life-changing treatments used for a wide range of conditions including skin cancer, psoriasis and rosacea.


Successful treatments approved for use in Australia, which were tested by our Clinical Trials Department include:


Drug/Treatment Condition 
Aldara Basal cell carcinoma; Actinic Keratosis 
PDT Metvix & Daylight PDT Actinic Keratosis; Superficial basal cell carcinoma 
Humira Psoriasis; Hidradenitis suppurativa 
Soolantra Rosacea 
Enbrel Psoriasis; Psoriatic Arthritis 
Picato Actinic Keratosis 
Secukinumab Psoriasis 

Current Clinical Trials Now Recruiting 


If you would like to learn more about any of the studies currently being conducted at the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, please contact the nominated study coordinator.


If you have any general questions regarding the clinical trials conducted at the Foundation, please feel free to contact the Clinical Trials Department at trials@skincancer.asn.au


Eczema (atopic dermatitis) research study (72 Weeks)


Aged 18 or older with eczema on at least 10% of your body? You may qualify for a research study.


Participants must have had a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis for at least one year, and have had a recent history of inadequate response to treatment with topical medications for eczema.


There is no cost to participate. Participants will be asked to visit the study centre over a period of up to 72 weeks.


For more information, please contact: 


Principal Investigator

A/Prof Peter Foley


Sub Investigator

Dr Michaela Zallmann

t: 9623 9400

e: mzallmann@skincancer.asn.au


Study Coordinator

Taya Grainger

t: 9623 9406

e: tgrainger@skincancer.asn.au


How do I become involved in a clinical trial at the Foundation?


Anyone wishing to participate in a clinical trial may potentially be eligible. A referral from a clinical is not necessary.


Contact the Clinical Trials Department directly to enquire about current research projects to determine your suitability. 


Phone: (03) 9623 9416

Email: trials@skincancer.asn.au


Interest for many of the trials at the Foundation can also be confidentially expressed online via Clinical Trials Connect (CTC).


CTC is an online patient recruitment portal developed by trials nurses in the Department at the Foundation, to help unite members of the community to research opportunities. 


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