Current Sarcoma Research

Clinical Research Support

Australasia

In 2009 the ASSG determined the capability of Australasian sarcoma centres to conduct clinical research. Twenty-eight separate institutions were identified as providing some sarcoma service and of these, 15 showed strong interest in participating in sarcoma research. In 2011 the views of ASSG members, on the preferred role of the ASSG in the further growth of patient accrual on sarcoma clinical trials, were determined. The majority of members were supportive of the ASSG taking a lead role with trial sponsors while a high percentage were willing to work with the ASSG on clincial research initiatives.

International

The ASSG is a founding member of the World Sarcoma Network with access to international studies and experts. Also, in October each year at the annual sarcoma conference, local and international sarcoma experts present research and engage in collaboration.

In short, the ASSG enjoys strong interest in, access to and commitment from members to participating in clinical research.


Current Research Portfolio

The ASSG research portfolio comprises international, multi-site; national multi-site; and regional, single site studies and clinical trials.

The types of studies include treatment (medical/radiation/surgical oncology/psychosocial); prevention/ screening/ epidemiological (familial cancer); pre-clinical (radiation oncology); and academic, including PhDs being undertaken through sarcoma research grants and awards.

In 2010, approximately 15% of the total Australian sarcoma patient population was recruited to ASSG endorsed studies. More broadly, 28 sarcoma studies (22 for paediatric/ AYA population) are open at 50 locations across Australia. All current sarcoma research can be viewed at http://www.australiansarcomagroup.org/clinical_research.html.


View ASSG Studies


ASSG endorsed, clinical studies that have patients enrolled can be viewed by clicking on each study below. Information is provided about participating sites, recruitment status and publications.   


Need more information?


For further information or clarification please contact the ASSG through sarcoma@petermac.org or 1800 177 657.


Last Update: 02-Jun-2016 01:11 PM
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