Virtually every advance in cancer survival has been made on the back of clinical trials.

All new medical interventions have to be scientifically proven as safe and effective before they can be put into everyday practice.  This includes early detection tests for gynaecological cancers.

Questions clinical trials are designed to answer include to:

  • Identify the best possible treatment for a gynaecological cancer;
  • Demonstrate a better/different way to use the existing treatment for a gynaecological cancer;
  • Measure improvements in the quality of life of gynaecological cancer patients, after certain treatment;
  • Obtain scientific information about prevention and early detection of gynaecological malignancies.

How do I participate in a clinical trial?

ANZGOG conducts clinical trials to improve life for women with a gynaecological cancer. Click here to view ANZGOG’s trials that are currently open to participation.

Your Medical Oncologist will be able to advise you about the suitability of a clinical trial for you and your eligibility.

Consumer Resource. In this video Consumer Research Panel member Cheryl Waller gives her testimony of partaking in a clinical trial and Associate Professor Alison Brand AM explains why clinical trials are important to improve clinical practice.