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    November 20
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    January 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Thoracic oncology highlights from ASCO2020 webinar- recording and evaluation survey

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Please access the recording and evaluation survey here

ALTG awarded $12 million in funding

The ALTG is pleased to announce over $12 million in funding has been successfully awarded to ALTG, NHMRC Clinical Trial Centre and the Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Centre for the ASPiRATION project. In this ground-breaking precision medicine study, led by ALTG President A/Prof Nick Pavlakis and ALTG Scientific Advisory Committee Chair, Prof Ben Solomon, ASPiRATION will explore the benefit of routine comprehensive genomic profiling in 1000 newly-diagnosed metastatic, non-squamous, NSCLC patients in Australia. The enhanced genomic profiling will assist in personalising patient care by matching patients to targeted treatments as early as possible to improve patient outcomes.

ALTG 08/001 Physical Activity in lung cancer (PAL)

The PAL study is a randomised control trial which aims to evaluate the effects of a structured physical activity program on fatigue and quality of life for people with non-resectable lung cancer (NSCLC, SCLC). Participants are randomised to either the usual standard of care or a 2-month physical activity programme, which consists of a combination of homebased and supervised exercise sessions. The supervised sessions also include a behavioural change component to help promote the importance, benefits and maintenance of physical activity.

This study is now complete with 112 randomised participants. Results were presented at the 2015 ASCO Meeting and publications are currently in process.

Contacts

A/Prof Janette Vardy (PI) Janette.vardy@sydney.edu.au

Dr Haryana Dhillon (PI) Haryana.dhillon@sydney.edu.au

Ms Jane Turner (Study Coordinator) jane.turner@sydney.edu.au