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.

President’s Message

Happy New Year and welcome to the first 2017 issue of our newsletter. The last quarter of 2016 was a very busy one for the group which saw us achieve some significant milestones. In particular, we are delighted to have opened two new trials, DREAM in mesothelioma and NIVORAD in advanced NSCLC. In October we held the 2nd ALTG Preceptorship in Lung Cancer, followed by the inaugural ALTG Lung Cancer Symposium in November: both were great successes and are clearly becoming the mainstays of our educational activities. The Lung Cancer Symposium was captured on video and we are looking at ways to disseminate the information further in the first half of this year – keep an eye out for a Member Update for this, as we will most likely use our website to make the videos available. Both the Preceptorship and Symposium will be hosted again in 2017 and our website is already updated with all of our key meeting dates for this year. To cap off a busy year, many of our members attended the 17th WCLC in early December. In the last 12 months our portfolio of active trials and concepts in development has grown substantially and in May we will hold the first of our 2017 Members’ Meetings, bringing the group together to update and review progress. Trials are our lifeblood so it’s important that we continue to build momentum and generate new ideas as research in the field continues to advance. We have chosen the Parkroyal Melbourne Airport as the venue and will develop an agenda that allows a “fly in, fly out” visit for east coast residents – I hope to see many of you there!