The CTC works collaboratively with key national cancer cooperative groups to design and run clinical trials. The cancer cooperative groups are made up of clinicians and researchers addressing specific types of cancer. Often they will champion the trial with the CTC advising on trial design and coordinating the trial from start to finish, including assessing results. We have collaborated with cancer cooperative groups in over 180 projects with the aim of improving global health outcomes for cancer patients.

We also run the Genomics Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative (GCCTI), funded by Cancer Australia, that supports the 14 national cooperative cancer clinical trial groups to run mutation-specific trials across two or more cancer types or collaborative groups. The GCCTI helps these groups to develop clinical trial protocols by facilitating interaction, and providing support around development of concepts and grant applications through personal consultation and workshops.

Group

Nature of group

CTC activity

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group

(AGITG)

Collaborative group for gastrointestinal cancer trials: Australia, New Zealand

International collaborations: Cancer Clinical Trials Unit Scotland (CACTUS), Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), European Organisation for Research antd Treatment  of Cancer (EORTC) , European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC), Groupe Coopérateur multidisciplinaire en Oncologie (GERCOR), National Cancer Centre, Singapore, National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group (NCIC CTG) , National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), Medical Research Council (MRC), Oxford Clinical Trials Office, Oxford University (OCTO) , Pan-European Trials in Alimentary Tract Cancer (PETACC)

Coordinating centre

and collaborator

Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG)

Collaborative group for lung cancer trials: Australia, New Zealand International collaborations: NVALT (Netherlands), NCIC CTG (Canada)

Coordinating centre and collaborator

Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG)

Collaborative group for gynaecological cancer trials: Australia, New Zealand International collaborations: Dutch Gynaecologic Oncology Group (DGOC), Group d’Investigateurs Nationaux pour l’Etude des Cancers Ovariens (GINECO), Gynecological Cancer Intergroup (GCIG), International Gynaecological Cancer Intergroup (IGCI), Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG), Medical Research Council (MRC), Scottish Gynaecologic Cancer Trials Group (SGCTG)

Coordinating centre and collaborator

Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Clinical Trials Group (ANZUP)

Collaborative group for cancer of the genitourinary system: Australia, New Zealand. International collaborations: Cancer Research UK (CRUK), European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Groupe Coopérateur multidisciplinaire en Oncologie (GERCOR),Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), Swedish & Norwegian Testicular Cancer Project (SWENOTECA), Wales Cancer Trials Unit (WCTU), and CTRI (Ireland)

Coordinating centre and collaborator

Breast Cancer Trials (BCT)

Collaborative group for breast cancer trials: Australia, New Zealand

International collaborations: International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG), Breast International Group (BIG), International Breast Cancer Intervention Study (IBIS)

Statistical centre for group, including randomisation

Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro- Oncology (COGNO)

Collaborative group for brain cancer trials: Australia

International collaborations: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

Coordinating centre and collaborator

RACS-SNAC collaboration

Collaboration with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons on SNAC trials: Australia

Coordinating centre and collaborator

Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

Collaborative group: Australia and New Zealand

Collaborator

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