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

Cancer clinical trials are available in facilities across NSW.

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. 

You can search our list of clinical trials recruiting patients in NSW.

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

A listing for clinicians and patients to find cancer related clinical trials currently recruiting in NSW. Use the filter to find trials related to cancer type, locations or other factors.

Learn how to access & take part in a cancer clinical trial in NSW, including what to ask your doctor & where current trials are running.

Stages of clinical trials - Phases of clinical trials Phase 1 through 4 - starting from laboratory and moving to studies involving larger numbers of people

Clinical trials go through four phases or stages, each designed to answer a separate research question and improve the prospective treatment.

Our clinical trials program support the rapid translation of new and innovative therapies into practice for the benefit of people with cancer.