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.

Mobile app

The Victorian Cancer Trials Link mobile app is a useful and easy-to-use resource for patients and health professionals searching for recruiting clinical trials in Victoria.

It has been developed through a collaboration between Cancer Council Victoria and Cancer Trials Australia for health professionals.

Users are able to search by one or more combinations of keyword, trial phase, tumour stream, tumour type, hospital and Cancer Trials Australia to find open treatment trials across Victoria.

Each trial record lists summary information about the trial in addition to a list of open recruiting sites in Victoria, with phone and email details of the site nominated contact person. There is a quick email link to alert the app’s manager of any incorrectly listed information.

Where available each trial has direct web-links to registry websites to access in-depth eligibility criteria and sponsor information and contact details. The app also features a latest trials tab and customisable push notifications, to be alerted to any new trials in your tumour stream/s of practice.

Download the app from iTunes for iOS or Google Play for android.

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