Many community oncology practices become involved in pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials for two good reasons:

The Melbourne 2018 Programe offers the opportunity to visit outstanding organisations and experience first hand how they deliver exceptional care. They also provide skill based training workshops with internationally renowned experts in quality improvement. Many international speakers were invited to the event and our ClinTrial Refer Rural NSW app manager Stephen Millard from Orange Hospital who was awarded the Premiers Award for "Outstanding Clinical Trial Site" in NSW spoke at the event. 

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A new handbook is released combining several guidance documents (Access to unapproved therapeutic goods - Clinical Trials in Australia, October 2004; Human Research Ethics Committees and the Therapeutic Goods Legislation, June 2001; Australian Clinical Trials Handbook, March 2006) into one handbook. It can be downloaded via this link 


Looking back on a report produced by ANZCTR for 2005-2015, it provides a comprehensive assessment of clinical trial activity in Australia. The Australian Government has made large contributions towards the clinical research scene since 2005. The ANZCTR has done a magnificent job in promoting clinical trials. ClinTrial Refer is honored to be a contributing factor in helping in this regard (for more details download the document and read page 2).


A new report reveals Australia ranks in the top tier of national clinical trial activity with more than 10,000 clinical trials conducted between 2006-2015, with cancer the most frequently studied health issue.  

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