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Breast cancer

ANZBCTG - Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group - conducts an independent, collaborative breast cancer clinical trials research program

Cancer councils / institutes

Cancer Australia - Comprehensive Australian Federal government resource for cancer information

Cancer Council Australia - leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia

Cancer Council NSW - community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to the defeat of cancer

Cancer Council Victoria - organisation reducing the impact of all cancers of all Victorians

Cancer Australia - Australian Government organisation existing to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers

Cancer Australia - Educational Resources - Cancer Australia's Cancer Learning online hub

Cancer Institute NSW - statewide cancer agency focused on improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and survival

NCI - National Cancer Institute - US Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training

Clinical trials

'Understanding Clinical Trials and Research' booklet - helpful, easy-to-understand publication by the Cancer Council NSW

Understanding clinical trials - on the Register4 website

Clinicaltrials.gov - US-based, registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies

Global Clinical Trials Quality Assurance of Radiation Therapy Harmonisation Group - harmonise and improve the quality assurance of radiation therapy implemented worldwide

NCIC CTG - National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group - Canadian cooperative oncology group carrying out clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care and prevention

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre - group of 150 researchers contributing to major advances in clinical care via collaborative clinical trials research

Green Lane Coordinating Centre - New Zealand - New Zealand based Academic Research Organisation (ARO) managing and monitoring clinical research studies

ICH Guidelines (Good Clinical Practice) - quality, safety, efficacy and multidisciplinary guidelines

Gastrointestinal

AGITG - Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group - funds gastro-intestinal clinical trials research in Australia (oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel)

General information

Cancer Australia, the Australia's Federal body for cancer control has a lot helpful information for anyone looking to learn more about cancer. Start with the What is Cancer? page.

Health economics

CHERE - Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation - contributes to the development and application of health economics and health services research

CREST - Cancer Research Economics Support Team - part of the Cancer Australia Support for Clinical Trials program and the Boost Cancer Research Measure.

Leukaemia and lymphoma

ALLG - Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group - dedicated to finding new ways to treat blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes

Melanoma

ANZMTG - Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group - coordinates and conducts quality research for melanoma control

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families

Mesothelioma Centre - information about mesothelioma cancer for patients, families and carers

Mesothelioma Guide - guides mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions

Mesothelioma Help Now - an online resource to help mesothelioma patients and their families

Mesothelioma Web - US-based site offering information about mesothelioma and clinical trials

Neuro-oncology

COGNO- Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology - central mechanism enabling a coordinated, structured approach to the management of large scale multi-centred neuro-oncology trials

Patient advocacy

Cancer Voices Australia - national network of state cancer consumer organisations representing Australians affected by cancer

Professional groups / associations

AHRDMA - Australasian Health and Research Data Managers Association - association of health researchers, research nurses, study coordinators and data managers

AIR - Australian Institute of Radiography - peak body representing radiographers, radiation therapists and sonographers in Australia

AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - authoritative information and statistics
to promote better health and wellbeing

COSA - Clinical Oncological Society of Australia - active in four main areas: education, networks, advocacy and research

ECOG - The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group - one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States

ESTRO - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - fosters the role of radiation oncology in order to improve patient care

NZIMRT - New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology - professional organisation representing Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiation Therapists in New Zealand

RANZCR - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists - leading professional organisation for radiology and medical imaging (diagnostic and interventional) and radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand

RTOG - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group - professional organisation for radiology, medical imaging (diagnostic and interventional) and radiation oncology in Australia and NZ

Prostate / genitourinary

ANZUP - Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group - conducts clinical trial research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancers

Radiotherapy treatment

Calvary Mater Newcastle - the Hunter region's major centre for oncology (cancer) services

GenesisCare - major TROG sponsor and Australia's largest provider of radiation oncology treatments.

'Understanding Radiotherapy' booklet - helpful, easy-to-understand publication by the Cancer Council NSW

Targeting Cancer - a website initative of RANZCR providing easy-to-understand information about radiotherapy and radiation oncology to patients and health professionals.

Proton Therapy - a website that explains Proton Therapy, which is an advanced Radiation Therapy technique used to treat many forms of cancer.

Research

The Caring Edge of Research - Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle

EORTC - European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer - develops, conducts, coordinates and stimulates translational and clinical research in Europe

Health Research Council of New Zealand - manages the Government's investment in health research to improve the health and quality of life of New Zealanders

Hunter Medical Research Institute - translational research institute based in the Hunter Region of Australia

NHMRC - National Health and Medial Research Council Australia - Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards

Safety

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionising and non ionising radiation

Medsafe - NZ Medicines and Medical Devices - responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand

TGA - Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia's regulator of therapeutic goods

Sarcoma

ASSG - Australasian Sarcoma Study Group - clinical research cooperative group aiming to improve outcomes for sarcoma and related tumours in the Australian community

TROG has launched over 90 clinical trials since 1989.