"Canterbury Urology Research Trust is a charitable trust established in 1997"

Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, we conduct high quality research for international Urology clinical trials


Canterbury Urology Research Trust is a charitable trust established by a group of urologists in 1997. CURT is a dedicated research centre based in Christchurch, New Zealand conducting national and international clinical Urology trials in conjunction with Urologists nationwide. We have access to a population of 560,000 locally in Canterbury, and 4.3 million around New Zealand.

The aim of the trust is to improve the care of urological patients primarily through research but also by assisting with professional development for nurses. Grants are available for attending seminars and conferences, and our annual Urology Interest Group day.

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Although many of our trials are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, Canterbury Urology Research Trust relies on your generosity to allow us to do our own research here in Christchurch.

A gift to CURT is a legacy that lasts beyond one’s lifetime, and helps to further the field of Urology. Your support will allow us to continue to do more life changing research.

Because we are a charitable trust, all donations are tax deductible up to the level of your income.

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Our Trials

Currently recruiting:

Prostate Cancer (metastatic)

The objective of this phase III study is to determine the benefit of oral hormone deprivation therapy  (Relugolix) compared to eligard

The Principal Investigator for this study is Dr Frank Kueppers

Eligibility criteria includes:

  • Diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer
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Past trials

If you would like more information about any of our trials, please feel free to contact us.


Click on the name of the trial for more information (please note currently only some trials have more information).

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