Cancer Council research programs
State and territory Cancer Councils are the major non-government sponsors of cancer research in Australia
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For information about research programs run by State and Territory Cancer Councils, please click on your state or territory to see more.
A clinical trial is a type of cancer research that helps to show if a new approach to prevention, screening, diagnosis or treatment works better than current methods.
It is important to inform patients of their option to participate in clinical trials. Trials may offer a direct benefit to the individual patient and will help to contribute to our global understanding of cancer and better ways to treat it.
Australian Cancer Trials contains cancer-specific trials. This government website is updated every day with new information from the ANZCTR and ClinicalTrials.gov. Through the advanced search, you are able to limit search according to state/territory, enter the type of cancer, the status of the trial (open/closed) and more.
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) is recognised by the WHO as a primary registry. Through the advanced search option, you can search by country, dates, disease, etc.
Victorian Cancer Trials Link (VCTL) is a registry maintained by Cancer Council Victoria, which can be searched to find cancer clinical trials in Victoria.
Western Australia Cancer Clinical Trials Registry (WACCTR) was established by the Cancer Council WA and the Western Australian Clinical Oncology Group.
Clinicaltrials.gov maintains an international database of clinical trials for a number of conditions, including cancer. It is recognised by the WHO as a primary registry. There is the option to limit the search to include only Tasmanian or Australian studies. You can also filter results by type of cancer.
EU Clinical Trials Register maintains an international database of clinical trials for a number of conditions, including cancer. It is recognised by the WHO as a primary registry. Through the Advanced Search, there is the option to limit the search to include only Tasmanian or Australian studies. You can also filter results by type of cancer.
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