Connecting patients to clinical trials

VCTL Many advances in cancer research have been the result of clinical trials. Yet only about 6% of Victorians with cancer have been recruited to a trial, and rates have remained static for more than a decade.

Cancer Council’s Victorian Cancer Trials Link (VCTL) website, allows people to search every treatment trial across the state, including those run out of rural and regional hospitals.

We’re also excited to announce that thanks to your support, we’ve now launched Trial Connect, which links cancer patients with trained peers who have been through a clinical trial so that they can discuss what to expect – all they have to do is call Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

Todd Harper, Cancer Council Victoria CEO said “I would encourage any patient, carer, family member or friend of someone diagnosed with cancer to jump on the VCTL website and see what trials are available in their area. It could make all the difference.”

“Every advance in cancer care has been a result of people putting their hands up to take part in a clinical trial and help improve outcomes not just for the patients of today but those in the future.”

To find a trial near you visit trials.cancervic.org.au.

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Updated: 14 Sep, 2017