Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day – May 20th

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May 20th is International Clinical Trials Day! Each year we pause to acknowledge the major improvements in health outcomes that have come thanks to clinicians who are dedicated to finding answers to important clinical questions and members of the community who participate in clinical trials. In Australia, clinical trials run … Read More

Senate Inquiry – Funding for Research in to Cancers with Low Survival Rates

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Pictured: Senator Bilyk, Chair of Select Committee into ‘Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates’ On 29 November 2016 the Senate established the Select Committee into ‘Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates’ to inquire and report on the impact of health research funding models and … Read More

Welcoming our new CAP members!

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On Thursday 11 May our Consumer Advisory Panel (CAP) met in Sydney – welcoming five new members to the Panel and farewelling two longstanding members – Dan Kent and Joe Levin. Established in 2008, the CAP comprises of GI cancer survivors, patients and carers. All CAP members volunteer their time … Read More

Adam Harvey’s trek for pancreatic cancer

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I’m marching around the gritty streets of inner Jakarta, trying not to trip over a feral cat, or fall into an open drain, or get demolished by the merciless traffic … while wearing my 16kg son in a backpack. I’m drenched in sweat. It’s 7am and 32 degrees and the air … Read More

Merck furthers its commitment to GI cancer research

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Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a $150,000 grant to be awarded over two years to support Australian clinical research into gastrointestinal cancer. The Merck-AGITG Research Fellowship has been established by the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) with Merck’s support. This Fellowship will provide a candidate with … Read More