Information on Clinical Trials

While we support our sites to recruit participants to clinical trials, CTA does not engage directly with patients.

Patients, and their families, are encouraged to speak to their doctor to find out more about participation in a clinical trial. There are a number of resources available that may provide additional information, including:

Resources provided by Cancer Council Victoria    

Phone support through the Cancer Council – call 13 11 20
Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and staffed by experienced cancer nurses with oncology qualifications

The Victorian Cancer Trials Link (VCTL) Cancer Council Victoria
The Victorian Cancer Trials Link (VCTL) website is a searchable portal of cancer clinical trials in Victoria. As well as helping people affected by cancer to search for locally occurring cancer clinical trials, the website also houses a suite of information resources about trials in general.  This database is also available as an app, for use on your smart phone or tablet, from the Apple App store and Google Play store (search for ‘Victorian Cancer Trials Link’)

Trial Connect
A free telephone peer support program to connect people considering participating in a clinical trial, with someone who has previously participated in a clinical trial

Understanding Clinical Trials and Research – A Guide for People Affected by Cancer
Download this brochure from the Cancer Council website

Australia New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
The ANZCTR is a searchable register of clinical trials being undertaken in Australia and New Zealand

Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA)
The ACTA website promotes investigator-initiated clinical trials and clinical quality registries that generate evidence to support decisions made by health practitioners, policy-makers, and consumers

Australian Cancer Trials
Provides information that displays the latest clinical trials in cancer care, including trials that are currently recruiting new participants
This site has been developed to enhance the contribution of people affected by cancer to clinical trials research

Medicines Australia
Information about clinical trials and participation is a US site listing clinical trials in the US and in other countries, including Australia. This website also provides general information on clinical trials, how they are run and who can participate