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Breast cancer

ANZBCTG - Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group - conducts an independent, collaborative breast cancer clinical trials research program

Cancer councils / institutes

Cancer Australia - Comprehensive Australian Federal government resource for cancer information

Cancer Council Australia - leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia

Cancer Council NSW - community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to the defeat of cancer

Cancer Council Victoria - organisation reducing the impact of all cancers of all Victorians

Cancer Australia - Australian Government organisation existing to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers

Cancer Australia - Educational Resources - Cancer Australia's Cancer Learning online hub

Cancer Institute NSW - statewide cancer agency focused on improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and survival

NCI - National Cancer Institute - US Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training

Clinical trials

'Understanding Clinical Trials and Research' booklet - helpful, easy-to-understand publication by the Cancer Council NSW

Understanding clinical trials - on the Register4 website

Clinicaltrials.gov - US-based, registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies

Global Clinical Trials Quality Assurance of Radiation Therapy Harmonisation Group - harmonise and improve the quality assurance of radiation therapy implemented worldwide

NCIC CTG - National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group - Canadian cooperative oncology group carrying out clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care and prevention

NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre - group of 150 researchers contributing to major advances in clinical care via collaborative clinical trials research

Green Lane Coordinating Centre - New Zealand - New Zealand based Academic Research Organisation (ARO) managing and monitoring clinical research studies

ICH Guidelines (Good Clinical Practice) - quality, safety, efficacy and multidisciplinary guidelines

Gastrointestinal

AGITG - Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group - funds gastro-intestinal clinical trials research in Australia (oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel)

General information

Cancer Australia, the Australia's Federal body for cancer control has a lot helpful information for anyone looking to learn more about cancer. Start with the What is Cancer? page.

Health economics

CHERE - Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation - contributes to the development and application of health economics and health services research

CREST - Cancer Research Economics Support Team - part of the Cancer Australia Support for Clinical Trials program and the Boost Cancer Research Measure.

Leukaemia and lymphoma

ALLG - Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group - dedicated to finding new ways to treat blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes

Melanoma

ANZMTG - Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group - coordinates and conducts quality research for melanoma control

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families

Mesothelioma Centre - information about mesothelioma cancer for patients, families and carers

Mesothelioma Guide - guides mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, information, and healthcare solutions

Mesothelioma Help Now - an online resource to help mesothelioma patients and their families

Mesothelioma Web - US-based site offering information about mesothelioma and clinical trials

Neuro-oncology

COGNO- Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology - central mechanism enabling a coordinated, structured approach to the management of large scale multi-centred neuro-oncology trials

Patient advocacy

Cancer Voices Australia - national network of state cancer consumer organisations representing Australians affected by cancer

Professional groups / associations

AHRDMA - Australasian Health and Research Data Managers Association - association of health researchers, research nurses, study coordinators and data managers

AIR - Australian Institute of Radiography - peak body representing radiographers, radiation therapists and sonographers in Australia

AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - authoritative information and statistics
to promote better health and wellbeing

COSA - Clinical Oncological Society of Australia - active in four main areas: education, networks, advocacy and research

ECOG - The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group - one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States

ESTRO - European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - fosters the role of radiation oncology in order to improve patient care

NZIMRT - New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology - professional organisation representing Medical Radiation Technologists and Radiation Therapists in New Zealand

RANZCR - Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists - leading professional organisation for radiology and medical imaging (diagnostic and interventional) and radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand

RTOG - Radiation Therapy Oncology Group - professional organisation for radiology, medical imaging (diagnostic and interventional) and radiation oncology in Australia and NZ

Prostate / genitourinary

ANZUP - Australia and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group - conducts clinical trial research to improve treatment of bladder, kidney, testicular and prostate cancers

Radiotherapy treatment

Calvary Mater Newcastle - the Hunter region's major centre for oncology (cancer) services

GenesisCare - major TROG sponsor and Australia's largest provider of radiation oncology treatments.

'Understanding Radiotherapy' booklet - helpful, easy-to-understand publication by the Cancer Council NSW

Targeting Cancer - a website initative of RANZCR providing easy-to-understand information about radiotherapy and radiation oncology to patients and health professionals.

Proton Therapy - a website that explains Proton Therapy, which is an advanced Radiation Therapy technique used to treat many forms of cancer.

Research

The Caring Edge of Research - Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle

EORTC - European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer - develops, conducts, coordinates and stimulates translational and clinical research in Europe

Health Research Council of New Zealand - manages the Government's investment in health research to improve the health and quality of life of New Zealanders

Hunter Medical Research Institute - translational research institute based in the Hunter Region of Australia

NHMRC - National Health and Medial Research Council Australia - Australia’s leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards

Safety

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - protecting the health and safety of people, and the environment, from the harmful effects of ionising and non ionising radiation

Medsafe - NZ Medicines and Medical Devices - responsible for the regulation of medicines and medical devices in New Zealand

TGA - Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia's regulator of therapeutic goods

Sarcoma

ASSG - Australasian Sarcoma Study Group - clinical research cooperative group aiming to improve outcomes for sarcoma and related tumours in the Australian community

In head and neck patients, radiotherapy alone is used to preserve organs and improve life.