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.

Trial Connect

One to one support from someone who's had a similar experience.

Phones iconA free telephone peer support program to connect people considering participating in a clinical trial, with someone who has been treated in a clinical trial.

Deciding to participate in a clinical trial can be a challenging prospect and many find it helpful to talk to someone who’s “been there before”.

Trial Connect will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your concerns about participating in a clinical trial, gain a better understanding of what to expect in a clinical trial and have insight into the types of questions you may like to ask your doctor about trial participation. Trial Connect volunteers are unable to comment on specific trials or outcomes. All conversations are confidential.

To find out more, call us on (03) 9514 6315 or email