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 Events

Register online for the next ALTG Members’ Meeting on Friday, 12th May at the Parkroyal Melbourne Airport. We are holding our first Translational Research Forum and working meetings of our new SAC Subgroups. Travel grants are available to attend and can be requested via the online registration form.

The 3rd ALTG Preceptorship in Lung Cancer will now take place on 22-23 September PLEASE NOTE the NEW DATES. This intensive, interactive small group educational programme is mentored by senior ALTG investigators and engages participants in a critical review and discussion of key literature in the management of thoracic malignancy. Applications will open in the next few weeks – watch out for the announcement or contact enquiries@altg.com.au to stay informed.

The 2017 ALTG Lung Cancer Symposium will be held in Sydney on 24-25 November at the Westin Sydney hotel. Mark this weekend in your diaries as we will continue the format established in 2016:

  • Friday 24th November – ALTG Members’ Meeting and joint ALTG/Lung Foundation Australia dinner event for the annual Shine A Light on Lung Cancer awareness and fundraising campaign
  • Saturday 25th November – ALTG Lung Cancer Symposium

Other Events

The Quality of Life (QOL) Office will host its annual QOL PROtocol Checklist Workshop, 22-23 June 2017 in Sydney. This training workshop introduces a practical tool for guiding protocol development for patient-reported outcome (PRO) components of trials. Participants will learn valuable skills, including how to select appropriate PROs and measures that assess these at appropriate time points. Contact enquiries@altg.com.au if you would like to attend as an ALTG representative.

The latest Cancer Research Economics Support Team (CREST) newsletter is available for download and includes information about three planned workshops this year:

  • 22 May Understanding Health Economics In Cancer Research
  • 21 August Health Economics In Cancer Research – A Consumers’ Guide
  • 20 November Preferences in Cancer Trials

PC4 (the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Trials Group) is holding its 4th Scientific Symposium in Melbourne on 10th May – visit the website for more information.

The Lancet Summit: COPD and Lung Cancer will take place July 28-29 in Perth, WA. This new meeting is being organised by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and The Lancet Oncology journals. Visit the website for more information.

ALTG Committee Meeting Dates and other Events are regularly updated on the website.