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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.

Cancermatters newsletter

Cancermatters Issue 20

  • Cancermatters is the official newsletter of WACOG and 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 and announcements for cancer education meetings.
  • Download or view the Latest Issue of Cancermatters (pdf, 914kb).


  • To view or download previous editions, please visit the Cancermatters page.  
  • If you wish to sign up to the distribution list or to contribute content, please email wacog@cancerwa.asn.au or call (08) 9212 4333.

WACOG calendar of events

  • WACOG holds education seminars which are open to all health professionals. Many of these seminars are run in conjunction with the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network and the Tumour Collaboratives.  If you would like to receive invitations to future WACOG events, please email wacog@cancerwa.asn.au or call (08) 9212 4333.

Cancer clinical trials

  • Cancer clinical trials are designed to show how certain treatments affect the people who receive them. They are an essential step in the development of new and better treatments for cancer. 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 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.
  • For information for patients on clinical trials, please visit the Cancer clinical trials page.