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.

Lung Cancer Screening News

Congratulations to ALTG Past President Kwun Fong, Director of The University of Queensland Thoracic Research Centre which, along with The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane has been awarded $1 million funding from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) for the establishment of the ACRF Centre for Lung Cancer Early Detection. The Centre will concentrate on three major innovative research streams: innovations in diagnostic imaging using Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) screening and computer aided diagnosis (CAD); investigating unique molecular profiles and biomarkers of lung cancer; and advanced innovations in Bronchoscopy techniques. The Centre will be based at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane with major collaborations across key Australian and international sites.

The ALTG has a dedicated Screening and Diagnosis Working Group led by Fraser Brims and Matthew Peters. At the recent ALTG workshop in Melbourne the group met to continue discussions around study proposals to address some of the challenges of screening for lung cancer in Australia. Some of the issues and opportunities have been explored in an article in this month’s MJA written by Fraser Brims, Annette McWilliams and Kwun Fong titled “Lung cancer screening in Australia: progress or procrastination?”