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Getting involved in clinical trials

Clinical trials are conducted to collect data for new health interventions – things such as drugs, diagnostic tools and devices and therapy protocols. 

Consumers can get involved in clinical trials research to contribute to the lives of people affected by cancer. Information on these web pages will help consumers understand key concepts and processes involved in clinical trials research. It also outlines how you can work with the Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups (CCTGs) and partner with researchers to conduct quality, patient-centred clinical trial research. 

Consumers play an important role in clinical trials research. By bringing their lived experience to the research stage, consumers can help develop ideas into research projects, and create patient-focused information for people participating in clinical trials.

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For information about participating in a clinical trial, visit Australian Cancer Trials.