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11/10/2017

Randomisation is the only commonly accepted method of ensuring an unbiased estimate of the treatment effect. The Conversation/Wes Mountain , CC BY-ND When a new treatment becomes available for a ...

11/10/2017

More than 65 people showed their support for cancer research by attending a high tea fundraising event hosted by TROG Cancer Research. The event was held in Newcastle, where the TROG Cancer Research has its headquarters. On top of ...

6/10/2017

The trillions of bacteria living in our gut (called the gut microbiota) can help determine our risk of cancer, as well as how we might respond to cancer treatment. Each person’s unique gut microbiota is in constant communication ...

12/09/2017

TROG Cancer Research is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cleary to its Board. CEO Joan Torony said that John was a perfect fit for TROG’s Board as he has more than 20 years’ experience at a senior ...

17/07/2017

TROG Cancer Research is excited to announce Julie McCrossin, well-known and respected broadcaster, journalist and former TV host, as its new ambassador. Julie has experienced cancer first-hand being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2013. She was ...

17/07/2017

Alex Carmichael has always been a busy man. During his career he was an executive working for many major Australian companies. He's also served as a director of public companies and on the board of many government organisations. He's ...

4/07/2017

Margaret and Narelle first met when they were in year four at primary school. The pair have stayed friends since this time and now they are embarking on a trip of a life-time - trekking the wilds of Tasmania, ...

16/06/2017

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now be spared from having to undergo chemotherapy, with results from a new Australian study showing that surgery combined with radiotherapy is a more effective treatment. Professor Sandro Porceddu who headed the ...

13/06/2017

Westmead Hospital is now home to a world-first prostate cancer trial, using revolutionary technology to dramatically slash treatment times. The hospital is the first site in western Sydney to run the SPARK clinical trial. TROG's SPARK trial is ...

30/05/2017

In a brain cancer breakthrough, an international clinical trial TROG 08.02 (GBM in elderly patients) , has found that adding temozolomide chemotherapy during short-course radiation therapy, followed by monthly maintenance doses of temozolomide, significantly improved survival of elderly ...

30/05/2017

In a world-first breakthrough for early stage low-grade lymphoma, set to change the management of the disease worldwide, an international clinical trial has found that patients live longer when immuno-chemotherapy is combined with radiotherapy. The results of the ...

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