Clinical trials and primary care

Primary health care can play an important role in raising awareness of cancer clinical trials.

Increased awareness of clinical trials changes people’s attitudes and willingness to enrol. Participation in clinical trials can provide many benefits, including: 

  • helping people play an active role in their care
  • the potential for earlier access to promising interventions that are not yet widely available
  • supporting medical science advancements.

Engaging in conversations with patients about the availability of trials, possible advantages and disadvantages of involvement, and how to enrol is essential to support informed decision-making about participation in research.

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Referring patients to clinical trials

Help your patients access cancer trials in NSW and provide reassurance about how trials work, consent, risks, benefits and safety monitoring. Search cancer specialists by cancer type, including for clinical trial active sites.

Clinical trial information