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“Australian-first” approach to cancer trials to improve patient care

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) has launched “An Australian-first approach to cancer clinical trials” that it calls registry-based randomised controlled trials or registry trials. 

The initiative brings together data from a range of patients at multiple hospitals, enabling researchers to better evaluate the impact of different cancer therapy strategies in the real-world setting. It aims to simplify trial conduct, test different treatment strategies in a routine care patient population, increase patient recruitment, and gauge efficacy and safety. 

Read more on the VCCC website