WA Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG)
- WA Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG) was formed in 1997 to advise the Cancer Council WA on all clinical aspects of cancer.
- WACOG also aims to promote and facilitate cooperative studies on cancer.
WACOG calendar of events
- WACOG convenes educational meetings which are open to medical, nursing and other health professionals working in Oncology and Haematology.
- Many of seminars are run in conjunction with the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network and the Tumour Collaboratives.
- To receive invitations to WACOG events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9212 4333.
2020/2021 Medical and Nursing Conference Grants
Applications are now open. Virtual conferences will be considered.
Applications close November 30 2020 (for conferences taking place in January - June 2021)
WACOG and Cancer Council WA are offering two grants for Advanced Medical Trainees as well as two grants for Nurses working in an oncology or haematology related field to attend a medical/health related conference of their choice.
- Up to $2500 for interstate conferences and up to $4000 for international conferences is available to contribute towards conference registration, accommodation and travel fees.
- Advanced Medical Trainees: Please view the Medical Trainees conference grant guidelines (pdf, 164kb) before completing the Medical Trainees Conference Grant application form (pdf, 601kb).
- Nurses: Please view the Nurses conference grant guidelines (pdf, 163kb) before completing the Nurses conference grant application form (pdf, 598kb)
- For more information, please contact email@example.com
- CancerMatters is the official newsletter of WACOG.
- It provides multidisciplinary cancer information for all health professionals with an interest in cancer, as well as supporters and interest groups.
- CancerMatters covers :
- local, national and international issues
- popular and relevant cancer information websites
- the latest clinical trials
- announcements for cancer education meetings or funding opportunities
- To subscribe or contribute content, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9212 4333.
Latest CancerMatters newsletters
- CancerMatters Issue 28 : June 2020 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 27 : March 2020 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 26 : December 2019 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 25 : September 2019 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 24 : June 2019 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 23 : April 2019 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 22 : December 2018 (electronic copy)
- CancerMatters Issue 21 : December 2017 (pdf, 914kb)
Cancer clinical trials
What is a cancer clinical trial?
- Cancer clinical trials facilitate the development of new and improved treatments for cancer, resulting in improved cancer outcomes.
- Many people from all over the world have been involved in clinical trials which have found safer and more effect treatments for many cancers.
- Cancer Council WA, WACOG and the Department of Health WA support participation in clinical trials of promising new cancer treatments, as there is strong evidence to suggest that patients on a clinical trial do better than those who do not join a trial. We are also encouraged by progressive improvements in cancer cure rates that would have not happened without clinical trials.
WA Cancer Clinical Trials Registry (WACCTR)
- For information on specific cancer clinical trials open at Western Australian hospitals, please see the WA Cancer Clinical Trials Registry (WACCTR).
- For information for patients on clinical trials, please visit the Cancer clinical trials page