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Support for Cancer Clinical Trials Program Grant

Contact Details

Kawai Ng

02 9357 9468


Cancer Australia
Close Date & Time:
9-Nov-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
2022-2024 SCCT Grant Program
Primary Category:
231004 - Cancer
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


Important advances in cancer prevention, treatment and care can be made through clinical trials. Industry-independent cancer clinical trials can play an important role in the cancer research landscape because these trials can address important questions in patient treatment and care that may not be of commercial interest to industry.

The primary aim of the Support for Cancer Clinical Trials program is to support Australia’s Multi-site Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Groups (CTGs) to develop industry-independent cancer clinical trial protocols to the stage of application for grant funding.  

The broader program objectives are to: 

• increase the number of cancer clinical trials conducted in Australia

• increase participation in clinical trials by people affected by cancer 

• increase the number of clinical sites actively participating in cancer clinical trials

• increase the involvement of policy makers, clinicians, researchers and consumers in the development of cancer clinical trials 

• increase CTG participation in national multi-group or international cancer clinical trials in Australia.

In line with Cancer Australia’s priority to reduce disparity in cancer outcomes, the following specific goals are considered additional key priorities towards addressing the broader program objectives ‘increase the participation in clinical trials by people affected by cancer’ and ‘increase the number of clinical sites actively participating in cancer clinical trials’:

• increase access to clinical trials for rural/remote Australia through teletrials

• increase trial participation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 

• increase trial participation among populations where there is low uptake into clinical trials including people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, older Australians and adolescents and young adults (AYA).



The following 14 CTGs are eligible to apply for targeted competitive funding:

• Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group

• Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group 

• Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association

• Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology and Oncology Group 

• Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group

• Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group

• Breast Cancer Trials

• Cancer Symptom Trials

• Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology

• Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials

• Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group

• Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group

• Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia 

• Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the 2022-2024 Support for Cancer Clinical Trials Program Grant Guidelines


Grant Activity Timeframe:

1 January 2022 - 30 June 2024

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $250,000.00 to $1,250,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be emailed to:

The email should quote the name of the CTG and Support for Cancer Clinical Trials in the subject heading.  

Applications should be submitted as one signed copy in PDF format  (Filename: Support for Cancer Clinical Trials_CTG name abbreviation) and one MS Office Word format (do not exceed 5MB in size). 


Contact Details

Kawai Ng

02 9357 9468