Professor Peter Gibbs
MBBS MD FRACP
Research & Education Lead, Gastro-intestinal Cancers
Joint Division Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Colorectal Oncologist, Western Health
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Professor Peter Gibbs provides leadership across the VCCC alliance for gastro-intestinal cancers; focusing on pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is relatively rare, with poor patient outcomes. It requires consistent, shareable data to build knowledge and provide comparisons for research. To expand activities for this cancer, Professor Gibbs is leading efforts to:
- Establish clinical registries to capture data and understand patterns of patient care
- Develop networks between gastroenterologists, surgeons, oncologists, researchers and clinical trial specialists to discuss issues and progress resolutions
- Implement clinical education to standardize treatment and follow up protocols, aligned with best practice
Professor Gibbs is also the program champion for the VCCC Registry Trials Program, which combines conventional trial methodology with registry systems to produce real-world clinical evidence. The registry trial approach is an Australian-first that aims to accelerate patient recruitment, reduce trial cost and develop simple processes.