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It's time all clinical trial results are reported.

Patients, researchers, pharmacists, doctors and regulators everywhere will benefit from publication of clinical trial results. Wherever you are in the world please sign the petition:


Researchers, clinicians, community members  in South Australia -  if you have an interest in the psychological and social impacts of cancer - please take this short surveyshort survey to express your interests and the topics around which you would like to network with other 'like minded' individuals.

Author and counsellor Petrea King talks about what to say when someone you love is diagnosed with a serious illness.

Listen to ABC Radio podcastpodcast (Nightlife, Feb 2012), read the transcripttranscript 

or visit the QuestforLifeQuestforLife website for more resources.



Sign upSign up and show your support for the  Flinders Charter of Cancer SurvivorshipFlinders Charter of Cancer Survivorship.

Anyone affected by cancer is invited to sign up. The Flinders Survivorship Charter is an outcome of the inaugural Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC) Survivorship Conference . It brought together cancer clinicians, researchers, policy advisors and survivors from Australia and the world to share their insights into exciting developments in the field of cancer survivorship.  

See the Survivorship Conference program and presentations that speakers are willing to share: Click hereClick here

A webcast of the Sydney 'Engage*' GI Cancer Forum can be viewed at

The GI Cancer Institute is proud to launch our new Engage Community Forums to provide information on Gastro Intestinal (GI) cancers, our research and discuss the impacts of GI Cancer.

More than 23,000 Australians are diagnosed with GI Cancers each year (cancer of the oesophagus, stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and bowel) which inevitably leads to many unanswered questions. 

Engage will provide a forum for GI cancer patients, survivors, carers and family members to listen to information from clinicians and survivors who understand the challenges, practical information and an opportunity to network with others.

Visit our website

Find out about GI Cancer (AGITG) clinical trials currently open for recruitment at 


*Engage is an initiative of the GI Cancer Institute representing the Australasian Gastro Intestinal clinical Trials Group (AGITG).
Community information forums were held in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in Oct-Nov 2013.  
The Consumer Advisory Panel members of AGITG and staff of the GI Cancer Institute planned these forums.  More Forums will be held during 2014,

 See details of a Senate Inquiry into: The availability of new, innovative and specialist cancer drugs in Australia.

The terms of reference are:

  1. the timing and affordability of access for patients; 
  2. the operation of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in relation to such drugs, including the impact of delays in the approvals process for Australian patients; 
  3. the impact on the quality of care available to cancer patients; and 
  4. any related matters.

See the Report at

Submissions by Cancer Voices SA and Cancer Voices Australia.  Senate website for all submissions.

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Cancer Voices South Australia


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PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068