Clinical trials are an important way to improve treatment for people with cancer. While most are continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the period of time that clinical trials are available and recruiting may change quickly. If you would like to get involved in a clinical trial, speak to your treatment team or the health service where the clinical trial is being undertaken, to confirm it is open and appropriate for you. For cancer information and support, call Cancer Council's experienced cancer nurses on 13 11 20 Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

Links to other resources

Links to Clinical Trial Information

Australian Cancer Trials Online

Free information service displaying the latest clinical trials in cancer care across Australia.

Australia Clinical Trials

A federal government site with general information for the public, researchers and industry.

Consumer Learning

Developed by the Australian Government to enhance the contribution of people affected by cancer to clinical trials research.

Medicines Australia 

Questions and Answers about clinical trials, prepared by the body representing the Australian pharmaceutical industry.

National Cancer Institute

Coordinates the National Cancer Program in the US. Site contains useful information including discussion topics, statistics, a comprehensive cancer glossary and a database of cancer clinical trials.

Clinical trial glossary

Glossary of clinical trial terms prepared by the US National Institutes of Health.

ClinTrial Refer (available in the iTunes store and Google Play)

For disease specific Apps, search ClinTrial Refer in your App store.  The ClinTrial Refer App has received multiple awards for innovation and improving trial awareness and is an App developed by Sydney Local Health District and South Eastern Local Health District. 

Cancer Research UK

United Kindgom chairty focused on conducting cancer research with information about cancer for patients and about cancer clinical trials.  

PRE-ACT (Prepatory Education About Clinical Trials)

 PRE-ACT delivers clinical trial information through a series of short videos through the website

Links for Health Professionals

Cancer Trials Australia

National oncology trial network, based in Melbourne, facilitating oncology clinical trials across all phases.

Victorian Cancer Agency

Established to facilitate cancer research across Victoria.

Therapeutic Goods Administration

Information and guidance on clinical trials - good practice and clinical safety data management.

Declaration of Helsinki, sixth revision (2008)

The World Medical Association (WMA) developed the Declaration of Helsinki as a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects, including research on identifiable human material and data.

Clinical Trial Registries

Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Register

A registry of clinical trials conducted in Australia.

Federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.

International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

Hosted by the World Health Organization, you can use this site to search for clinical trials across registries from 9 different countries.


European Registry of clinical trials  

Cancer Cooperative Groups

Australasian Gastro Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)

Conducts clinical trials to find better ways to treat people with gastro-intestinal cancers. It's a multi-discipline collaborative group of over 700 medical and research professionals that aims to improve the medical treatment of people suffering from GI cancers (e.g. oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel).

Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG)

An independent non-profit organisation established by clinicians who care for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood diseases. It aims to improve the treatment of these patients and foster collaboration with other relevant groups.

Australasian Lung Trials Group (ALTG)  

Australia and New Zealand's lung and thoracic cancer clinical research group. ALTG is a multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to reducing the incidence, morbidity and mortality of lung and thoracic cancer and improving the quality of life of lung and thoracic cancer patients in Australia and New Zealand through the coordination and facilitation of high quality clinical research.

Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG) 

Dedicated to the control of breast cancer through quality research.

Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG)

A multidisciplinary, cooperative group of professionals working in the fields of paediatric blood diseases and cancer. Performs advocacy, education and clinical and supportive care research.

Australia New Zealand Gynaecology Oncology Group (ANZGOG) 

Established to foster and support collaborative research throughout Australia and New Zealand and improve outcomes of women with gynaecological malignancies through randomised clinical trials.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials (MASC Trials) 

MASC Trials is Australia and New Zealand’s collaborative trials group specialising in investigator-initiated melanoma and skin cancer research. Working with leading researchers and institutions locally and around the globe, MASC Trials develops, conducts, and publishes research and clinical trials that improve how we diagnose and treat melanoma and skin cancer.

Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)

Develops and conducts cancer research in urogenital and prostate cancers. The group fosters collaboration between researchers by aiming to minimise the effect of prostate and other urogenital cancers on the community in terms of survival, incidence and quality of life, through research and education and by providing patients and carers with support.

Australasian Sarcoma Study Group (ASSG)

Provides infrastructure for collaboration between multi-disciplinary teams, which comprise specialist health professionals working together to discuss your case and how best to manage your treatment and care.

Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)

Aims to conduct investigator initiated and collaborative group trials addressing important clinical questions in patients with brain tumours. Provides a coordinated, structured approach to the management of large-scale multi-centred neuro-oncology trials.

Palliative Care Clinicial Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC)

A national multicentre research network to support clinical studies in palliative care. The collaborative is funded under the National Palliative Care Program and is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4TG)

Develops and conducts cancer research in primary care. Fosters collaboration between researchers, health care practitioners and consumers to build research capacity and infrastructure, enable the development of pre-trial studies, leading to large-scale, multi-site studies, fill the evidence gaps in oncology in primary care and improve health outcomes and care for cancer patients.

Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG)

Established in 2005 in response to a recognised need to develop the capacity and co-ordinated collaboration to conduct large-scale, multi-centre psycho-oncology and supportive care research.

TransTasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

Australia and New Zealand's specialist clinical research group for radiotherapy. A cooperative multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to the control of a wide range of cancers through quality multicentre research.