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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. 

WACOG calendar of events

  • WACOG convenes educational meetings which are open to medical, nursing and other health professionals working in oncology. 
  • 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 wacog@cancerwa.asn.au or call (08) 9212 4333.

2020 Conference Grants – now open

  • WACOG and Cancer Council WA are offering two grants for Advanced Medical Trainees working in an oncology related field to attend a medical conference of their choice in 2020.
  • Up to $2500 for interstate conferences and up to $4000 for international conferences is available to contribute towards conference registration, accommodation and travel fees.
  • Please view the conference grant guidelines (pdf, 157kb) before completing the Conference Grant application form (pdf, 577kb).
  • For more information, please contact wacog@cancerwa.asn.au

CancerMatters Newsletters

Latest CancerMatters newsletter

  • 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 wacog@cancerwa.asn.au or call (08) 9212 4333.

Latest CancerMatters newsletters

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)

WACCTR app and mobile version 

  • The list of cancer clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants can now be viewed on your smartphone! The mobile version is available at clintrial.org.au.
  • There is also a 'ClinTrial Refer Oncology WA' app, which is available for free download from Google Play or the App Store.