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TROG Cancer Research consists of more than 1,300 members who are health professionals working in the area of radiation oncology.

Membership is held by the majority of radiation oncologists in Australia and New Zealand (around 300). The remaining members hold a number of related professions including:

  • Radiation therapist
  • Data manager
  • Medical physicist
  • Statistician
  • Registrar
  • Nurse
  • Medical oncologist
  • Surgeon

Members of TROG gathered together at the 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting

Meet some of our researchers

Rhys Fitzgerald, Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD

Rhys is a radiation therapist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and is the first radiation therapist to become a full TROG member, allowing him to vote on trial matters and submit trial proposals. Continue reading...


Paolo De Ieso, Northern Territory Radiation Oncology, NT

Paolo is a radiation oncologist at Northern Territory Radiation Oncology, Darwin, where he's currently working on a prostate cancer database and introducing TROG clinical trials to patients in the Top End. Read more...


Sam Ngan, Peter MacCallum Cancer Cente, VIC

Sam is a radiation oncologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where he is able to look after patients in need. Read more...


Alison Coote, Central West Cancer Service, Orange, NSW

Alison is a Clinical Trial Coordinator at the Central West Cancer Service, Orange where she looks after patients across a wide geographical area. Read more...


   Trish Jenkins, Austin Health Radiation Oncology Centre, VIC

   A day in the life of a Trial Coordinator - the best thing about being a trial coordinator is the variety of tasks and the challenges, but best of all it’s the patients. Read more...


Tomas Kron, Medical Physicist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

The best part of being a medical physicist is applying scientific method to real world problems, and possibly even making a difference! Read more...


Daniel Pham, Radiation Therapist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC

Daniel enjoys his role as it is on the 'front line' of radiotherapy. He is contributing to two TROG trials at the moment. Read more...


Beth Caudwell, Trial Coordinator, Auckland City Hospital, NZ

Knowing that she's helping to improve outcomes for cancer patients is just one of the reasons Beth loves being a trial coordinator. Read more...


Our members come to TROG Cancer Research with an idea for a study prior to our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) each year. During the ASM, four proposals are approved for further development and a selection of these will eventually be developed into a rigorous clinical trial.

TROG then provides support to the Trial Chair (doctor running the trial) and their team in several aspects of the trial. TROG trials are renowned worldwide for their rigorous quality assurance.

TROG Cancer Research works with more than 60 cancer treatment centres across Australia and New Zealand to deliver our member-led studies and contribute to a worldwide body of research about the treatment of radiotherapy.

Please visit our Research section to learn more about the many radiotherapy-based clinical trials run by TROG Cancer Research.

We are thankful to our 14,000 patients who have participated in our research. Please continue the generous support.