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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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.

Report from the 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference and ALTG Members’ Meeting

christine-jenkins-with-reportThe 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference was once again hosted by the Lung Foundation, attracting almost 400 delegates to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The scientific programme presented topics across the spectrum of issues in current lung cancer management and was complemented by high quality sponsors’ symposia and the exhibition. A highlight was Dr Lisa Briggs’ speech during the opening plenary session. Lisa is a 34 year old exercise physiologist and mother of two who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer two years ago and whose disease has responded to targeted therapy. Her story was a powerful and personal reminder of both the importance of research and the individual stories that underlie “data”.

opening-plenary-18-08-3The ALTG Members’ Meeting was held as a satellite to the ALCC and was attended by approximately 40 members. The draft minutes and reports presented by the Management Advisory Committee on the group’s growth and activities over the previous 12 months are available in the Member’s section of the ALTG website.  The group’s portfolio of trials in progress and new concepts in development was also presented and discussed. Finally, the election of three new members of the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) was confirmed with Nick Pavlakis taking on the role of President, Laird Cameron as NZ Representative and Morgan Windsor as Thoracic Surgery Representative. Nick Pavlakis stepped down as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) and Ben Solomon was appointed as the new SAC Chair.