Research, Studies & Clinical Trials

Investment in cancer research is paramount to our ability to fight cancer and improve survival rates and quality of life. Our therapies are only just beginning to be targeted and will increasingly be defined according to molecular characteristics of tumours, such as biomarkers, rather than by location of tumour.


Research Opportunities & Grants

Peer-assessed research has led to major advances in our knowledge about cancer and this knowledge has led to improved treatments for cancer

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Clinical Trials

It is important to inform patients of their option to participate in clinical trials. Trials may offer a direct benefit to the individual patient and will help to contribute to our global understanding of cancer and better ways to treat it.

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Genetics Directory

The Genetics Directory is a search tool developed by the National Cancer Genetics Education Group and Cancer Council Australia which provides access to a range of resources on cancer genetics and familial cancer.

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Current Research Studies for Clients

Find out about current studies underway for current or former cancer patients covering a wide variety of different issues. These are listed here:


One in three men have concerns about their sexual health (e.g. erectile dysfunction) after prostate cancer treatment. To date there is little research to help us understand men’s concerns about their sexual health after prostate cancer and how they prefer to address these concerns.

Read more about the study and eligibility by using this link:



iCanADAPT is a program developed to help people learn the tools to manage depression and anxiety, and cope with emotional effects of cancer and its treatment. It is based on scientific evidence, and designed to help people learn the skills to gradually improve the way they feel.

Apply here to participate.

For more information: or phone: (02) 8382 1400.



Researchers at the University of NSW are seeking cancer patients and survivors who have received neurotoxic chemotherapy (i.e. chemotherapy that can cause damage to the nerves) as a treatment for cancer to complete an online survey.

The survey is anonymous, and takes around 30 minutes to complete.

If you would like to participate in the study please go to the website here or for more information email:



The Australian Breakthrough Cancer (ABC) Study will be working with over 50,000 Australian residents to investigate the causes of cancer and other diseases. Using the latest genetic technologies, the study will investigate the role that our genes, lifestyle and environment play in the development of disease.

Find out more here.

Tas Secondary Students’ Survey (2014)

The Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug Survey (ASSAD) was first conducted in 1984 and is repeated every 3 years. The survey provides information on the use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances among 12- to 17-year-olds, and their attitudes towards these substances.

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