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.



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.

Caring for the Carer: Testing an Online Program to Support Carers of People with Brain Tumours

Researchers at the University of Queensland are testing an online computer program (like a website) that is designed to provide practical reliable information and support to people who care for an adult with a brain tumour.


Can you help us?

If you fit the following criteria they would appreciate your help in testing the new online support program:

 Are aged 18 years old or above?

 Are looking after an adult with a high grade glioma? (Grade 3 or 4; e.g. glioblastoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, anaplastic ependymoma)

 Have regular access to the internet?

 Have an email account or are willing to get one?

 Have a computer, tablet computer (e.g. iPad) or mobile device from which you can access the Internet?


What does it involve?

You will be shown how to access an online program. The program is like a website with a range of topics that are designed to help someone looking after a person with a brain tumour. You will be asked to do an online questionnaire and then given access to the online program so that you can use the program as much as you wish over a four week period. After the four weeks, we will ask you to complete another questionnaire and then ask for your feedback about the program (via a telephone or in-person interview). After the study, a few people will be invited to contribute to a video discussing how to cope with the stress of caring for someone with a brain tumour.


For Further Information:

Dr Helen Haydon: 07 3176 4462