Funding boost to raise access to international clinical trials

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Two leading oncology groups will receive $5 million from the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to undertake 5 year programs designed to improve outcomes for children and adults with brain cancer.

The Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) and Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), will each receive $2.5 million to improve access, and raise participation in international trials.

The funding will enable ANZCHOG to open 5 high quality, international brain cancer clinical trials, with a target of 90% of eligible children with brain cancer enrolling in these trials. COGNO will be funded under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission to expedite start-up of international trials in Australia and increase recruitment by up to 25% in these trials for adults with brain cancer.

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