“The opportunity to get a better quality of life, the opportunity of extending your time here with friends and family – I think a lot of people would take that chance to take part in a trial.”
- Melanoma clinical trial participant, Greg
Finding information about locally occurring clinical trials has been made easier with an online portal, Victorian Cancer Trials Link. The website provides users with the ability to search for treatment clinical trials recruiting across Victoria, including those run out of rural and regional hospitals.
We have now added videos of people talking about their personal experience of what it was like to be involved in a clinical trial. Greg, Peter, Tash and Ilka share their stories on what guided their participation in a clinical trial as well as the benefits and challenges. These videos may help with any concerns you have and assist in your decision-making to pursue treatment on 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. The Victorian Cancer Trials Link website has a downloadable list of questions to take to your doctor, and general information about cancer clinical trials.
We can also offer a free one-to-one telephone support service, to connect people considering participating in a clinical trial with someone who has previously gone through this experience. It provides an opportunity to talk about your concerns and gain a better understanding of what to expect. Trial Connect volunteers are unable to comment on specific trials or outcomes and all conversations are confidential.
Daily Blooms has partnered with Cancer Council for Daffodil Day donating delightful daffodil bouquets to be sent to thank our major donors for their continued support.
For people living in regional and rural areas, our cancer support nurses are just a phone call away.
Cancer Council Victoria is proactively creating a culturally safe and identifiable space for Aboriginal and/or Torres Straits Islander peoples.
Rachel was 19 weeks pregnant when she found out she had cancer. The 33 year old office clerk was diagnosed with stage 3, ductal carcinoma when she found a lump on her breast in December 2021.
Stacey-Lee, 28, a part-time nurse, has been diagnosed with cancer three times. She was diagnosed with leukaemia for the first time when she was 3 years old, and then relapsed when she was 7 years old.