For Patients

The information on this website is about clinical trials and research in lung and other thoracic cancers (cancers of the chest area).

If you are looking for other types of information or support, Lung Foundation Australia has a number of valuable resources:

  • The dedicated Lung Cancer Network website aims to empower lung cancer patients, their families and carers through reliable information, support and advocacy
  • Lung Foundation Australia offers free, confidential telephone support groups for lung cancer patients at any stage of their illness. If you would like to connect with other people in a similar situation, Free Call 1800 654 301 and ask for Kerrie
  • Lung Foundation Australia has appointed Claire Mulvihill, a lung cancer support nurse, to provide one-to-one telephone support and information to patients, their families and carers. Claire is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week and can be contacted on Free Call 1800 654 301

The ALTG and Clinical Research

The Australasian Lung Cancer Trials Group (ALTG) has a membership of more than 600 clinicians including medical and radiation oncologists, nurses, respiratory and palliative care physicians and surgeons.

ALTG members design investigator-led clinical trials to answer specific research questions about thoracic cancers (cancers affecting the lung and chest area). The research conducted by the ALTG includes questions related to:

• Surgical procedures
• Radiation treatments
• Drugs – both current and “experimental” (new medicines)
• Cells and other biological products
• Medical devices
• Psychotherapeutic and behavioural therapies
• Health service changes
• Educational interventions

A list of trials that are led by or endorsed by the ALTG is available here.

Some frequently asked questions and answers about participating in clinical trials is available here.

Upcoming Events

28 August 2017 12.00am TACT Board Teleconference (closed)
8 September 2017 12.00am ESMO 2017 Congress, Madrid Spain
6 October 2017 12.00am ***UPDATED*** 3rd ALTG Preceptorship in Lung Cancer, Melbourne VIC
15 October 2017 12.00am TACT General Assembly (closed), Yokohama Japan
15 October 2017 12.00am 18th WCLC, Yokohama Japan
24 November 2017 12.00am ***UPDATED*** 2017 ALTG Lung Cancer Symposium, Sydney NSW
24 November 2017 12.00am ***UPDATED*** ALTG Members’ Meeting, Sydney NSW