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.

News from the Quality Of Life (QOL) Office – Checklist for Patient Reported Outcomes

The QOL Office is pleased to announce the release of our “Checklist of instructions for the administration of Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures”. This checklist has been developed over several years, with input from experts, literature reviews and Cancer Clinical Trials Group (CCTGs). The Checklist aims to assist CCTGs in developing instructions for site coordinators working on CCT-led trials for administering PRO questionnaires in a standardised manner. Standardised PRO administration is key to achieving high quality PRO data and high compliance rates.

There are two parts to this checklist: 1) paper-based (hardcopy) PRO administration of questionnaires (27 checklist items); 2) electronic PRO administration (25 items). Both checklists include examples of how to address each checklist item in a study coordinator’s manual. These examples are illustrative only and CCTGs may adapt the text to suit specific trials, as well as specific trial documents, i.e. standardised operating procedures, study coordinator manuals, etc.

The Checklist (V1) is now available on the QOL Office website.

We would be very grateful if CCTGs and CCTG members could begin using the Checklist for newly activated studies and provide feedback or ideas for improvement to qol.office@sydney.edu.au.