Dr Ross Jennens is one of 4,000 Australian health professionals participating in the BRACE clinical trial.

The BRACE Clinical Trial

Dr Ross Jennens is a member of Breast Cancer Trials and is a Medical Oncologist at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.

He has been involved in the conduct of a number of clinical trials including the TEXT clinical trial, which produced practice changing results in the treatment of young women with breast cancer.

But with rise of COVID-19 in our community, Dr Jennens is now one of 4,000 health professionals in Australia who are participating in the BRACE clinical trial.

This study aims to test the BCG vaccine, which was developed to prevent tuberculosis and is commonly used as a treatment for people with bladder cancer, to see if it can provide an immune system boost to protect people from COVID-19 symptoms.

We asked Dr Jennens how this Australian trial was developed and what’s involved for health workers.

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Dr Ross Jennens discusses his participation in the BRACE Clinical Trial.

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Dr Ross Jennens is Breast Cancer Trials Researcher and a Medical Oncologist at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne.

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