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Cancer clinical trials in NSW

Clinical trials test new cancer treatments or other ways of improving cancer care.

Cancer clinical trials are available in facilities across NSW.

Cancer clinical trials in NSW

COVID–19 Australian guidelines for clinical trials

This guideline is a joint statement that reflects the shared views of all state and territory Departments of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Clinical Trials Project Reference Group (CTPRG), of which all of these entities are members.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials provide the link between scientific research carried out in the laboratory and new treatments and care for patients.

They compare the new treatment to the best available current treatments. 

All trials undergo rigorous evaluation to make sure that the 'intervention' being tested is effective, safe and feasible for use more broadly in the community. 

Trials can be across areas such as:

  • treatments
  • devices
  • biological products
  • how cancer care is provided.

Once it has been shown to be successful it can then be prescribed to treat cancer patients. 

For information on referring patients for clinical trials visit - Australian Clinical Trials - National Health and Medical Research Council