Keytruda trial: Illawarra cancer patients participate in 'miracle drug' trial

By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated October 15 2016 - 9:28pm, first published October 14 2016 - 5:30am
Professor Philip Clingan at Southern Medical Day Care Centre which has been participating in clinical trials for nearly two decades. Picture: Adam McLean

Illawarra cancer patients are taking part in global drug trials in an effort to save themselves, and future generations, from the insidious disease. This week, the groundbreaking results of one of those trials made headlines around the world. LISA WACHSMUTH reports.

Wollongong resident Sarah* doesn’t know if she’s taking a groundbreaking new drug to target her ovarian cancer – or simply a placebo.

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