The Victorian Cancer Trials Link (VCTL)
website was re-launched on Friday the 19th of May, a day before International
Clinical Trials Day. Following an extensive review including input from patients
sharing their own experiences, enhancements have resulted in a fresh new look,
improved functionality and new features that support increased access to and
awareness of cancer clinical trials in Victoria.
portal will assist patients in searching for clinical trials that are treating
people across state, including those run out of rural and regional hospitals.
Other features of the website include a quick and easy search bar, an advanced
search and a suite of patient information resources about clinical trials.
We often receive enquiries from patients and their families about
clinical trials and encourage them to talk to their medical team about being
involved. By using the
revised website, patients can:
a list of questions to help start a conversation about clinical trials at appointments
general information about cancer clinical trials
and subscribe a search, to receive new trials that have been added to the
about other people's experiences of being involved in a cancer clinical trial.
Clinical Trials and Research booklet is available to provide introductory
information about clinical trials and how trials contribute to the improved
safety and effectiveness of cancer treatments.
Improvements to the Victorian Clinical Trials Link
website and Trial Connect pilot study have been funded by the Ian Potter
Foundation with an aim to increase awareness and access to cancer clinical
trials across Victoria through platforms that are accessible and easy to use.