WACOG logo

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 wacog@cancerwa.asn.au 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. 

These grants are supported by Business Events Perth.
  Business Events Perth





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.