Upcoming Events
  1. ALTG open MAC and SAC meetings

    November 20
  2. Virtual 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer Singapore

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

Thoracic oncology highlights from ASCO2020 webinar- recording and evaluation survey

Please fill in the evaluation survey if you have not already done so by clicking on the survey icon at the base of your webinar console.

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 hosts 4th Preceptorship in Lung Cancer

Established in 2014, the annual ALTG Preceptorship in Lung Cancer workshop continues to educate early career researchers to appraise and evaluate key evidence supporting the evolution of clinical practice of lung cancer diagnosis and management, and to appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary team care and clinical inquiry as the basis for clinical research and trial design.

The 2018 ALTG Preceptorship in Lung Cancer workshop was held on August 17-18 in Melbourne and included 60 attendees including clinicians from medical and radiation oncology and respiratory medicine, preceptors and sponsors.

Based on the survey results of 2017 and the feedback from our Management Advisory Committee; this year’s workshop also included cancer care nurses and consumer representation with the goal to create an MDT perspective within the group, and stimulate new ideas for research.

Early survey results indicate that the Preceptorship successfully engaged the group in active learning, and as a result will impact their current clinical practice. Expected changes for the 2019 Preceptorship; attendees can expect to see the addition of mesothelioma and new research for discussion in Small Cell Lung Cancer.

ALTG Consumer Members Anita McGrath and Sue McCullough, and Cancer Care Nurses Sara McLaughlin-Barrett and Mary Duffy at the ALTG Preceptorship