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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 holds education seminars which are open to all health professionals. 
  • 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.

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
  • 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 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.

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.