Upcoming Events
  1. Consumer training workshops

    July 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. Conducting systematic reviews: A short course for thoracic oncology nurses

    August 5 @ 6:30 pm
  3. 6th ALTG Lung Cancer Preceptorship

    October 23 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 3:30 pm
  4. ALTG open MAC and SAC meetings

    November 20

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 Workshop Report

ALTG workshops are an important way for the group to review the pipeline of ALTG study ideas and a valuable opportunity for members to meet face-to-face. The “future clinical trial plans” workshop in November was no exception, with fifty-one participants contributing to Working Groups for Screening and Diagnosis, Early NSCLC, Advanced NSCLC, SCLC, Mesothelioma and Supportive Care. Lead ideas were presented in plenary and members of each Working Group are now working on several new concepts for consideration by the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). From these, the SAC will identify a selection to be further developed for funding submission. Thanks to the workshop organisers and Working Group Chairs for facilitating this process: Fraser Brims, Haryana Dhillon, Michael Franco, Steven Kao, Peey Sei Kok, Craig Lewis, Matthew Links, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Michael Millward, Paul Mitchell, Anna Nowak, Nick Pavlakis, Matthew Peters, Martin Stockler, Subo Thavaneswaran and Annette Tognela. Feedback from the meeting was extremely positive, with participants highlighting the value of time spent networking and meeting in person. In 2016 we will focus on not only brainstorming new trial ideas but also discussing more developed concepts in detail.