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TROG Cancer Research held its one-day virtual Concept Development Workshop (CDW)
on Wednesday 31 May 2023

Hosted by A/Prof Puma Sundaresan (Convenor) and A/Prof Sasha Senthi (Chair TROG Scientific Committee) along with Senior Research Fellows (Biostatistics) Chris Brown and Dr Kristy Robledo, this online workshop was designed to support TROG’s early to mid-career clinical cancer researchers develop their ideas into a trial concept.

The Sum Up! 

7 ideas were submitted to the 2023 CDW from TROG members of a variety of disciplines (Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Therapy) over a diverse range of subspecialties. Those ideas that corresponded to a TROG subspecialty Working Party and received preliminary feedback prior to the CDW.

The CDW program was a mix of presentations on steps to develop a trial concept and trials design by Biostatisticians, Chris Brown and Kristy Robledo, and smaller group discussions, where each idea was workshopped in a multidisciplinary and collaborative manner, receiving input and guidance from experienced TROG trialists, their mentors and representatives from the national technical services for Quality of Life (CQUEST) and health economics (CREST).

Thank you to the participants, mentors, faculty, and convenors for their time and guidance in putting on TROG’s best Concept Development Workshop yet! 


Need some inspiration for your own research idea? TROG has collated a list of gaps and/or potential trial ideas identified by the TROG membership and other
TROG LIST OF RESEARCH GAPS…. So start thinking now of an idea to submit for out next concept development workshop! 

Contact the TROG team at for further information on the next CDW or on submitting a trial concept/proposal