Why do we need to do
research on radiotherapy?
• Half of all men and a third of all women in Australia are
diagnosed with ...
Who is the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group?
• Highest recruiting cancer clinical trials group in Australia
• 2013 NS...
Our focus
• Improving radiotherapy treatments for cancer patients using
cutting edge technology and techniques
• Improving...
Cancers we treat
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Breast
Lung
Prostate & bladder
Head & neck
Skin
Gastrointestinal (colorectal, bladder,...
Our research is conducted around the world
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Australia
New Zealand
Asia
United Kingdom
Europe
Canada
South Am...
What we do
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Cancer clinical trials
Introduce new treatment technology for Aust/NZ patients
Change treatment prac...
Significant achievements
• Head and neck cancer breakthrough (TROG trial 07.03)
Patients who received daily humidification...
Moving forward
• Improving outcomes for rural, remote and indigenous patients

• Community engagement; raising awareness o...
How you can help improve
the wellbeing of people with cancer
• Learn more about us
• Donate to our research program

www.t...
Visit www.trog.com.au
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Why do we need to do research into radiotherapy? This slideshow offers a short introduction to the work of TROG Cancer Research, Australia and New Zealand's leading body for research into the widely used cancer treatment of radiotherapy.

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TROG Cancer Research

  1. 1. Why do we need to do research on radiotherapy? • Half of all men and a third of all women in Australia are diagnosed with cancer • 1 in 6 people will receive radiotherapy in their lifetime • Australians have the highest cancer survival rate in the world • Improvements in radiotherapy are contributing
  2. 2. Who is the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group? • Highest recruiting cancer clinical trials group in Australia • 2013 NSW Premiers Award for Outstanding Cancer Research: ‘Innovation in Cancer Clinical Trials’ • Recruited our 13,000th patient in January 2014 • Celebrating 25 years in 2014 • 80 hospitals across Australia, New Zealand and internationally… and counting! • 93 trials run since 1989
  3. 3. Our focus • Improving radiotherapy treatments for cancer patients using cutting edge technology and techniques • Improving quality of life for all cancer patients worldwide • Giving rural and regional patients better access to services, and opportunities to participate in a cancer research trial
  4. 4. Cancers we treat • • • • • • • • • Breast Lung Prostate & bladder Head & neck Skin Gastrointestinal (colorectal, bladder, stomach) Gynaecological (cervical, endometrial) Lymphoma Central nervous system
  5. 5. Our research is conducted around the world • • • • • • • Australia New Zealand Asia United Kingdom Europe Canada South America
  6. 6. What we do • • • • • Cancer clinical trials Introduce new treatment technology for Aust/NZ patients Change treatment practices Empower patients Education for the community
  7. 7. Significant achievements • Head and neck cancer breakthrough (TROG trial 07.03) Patients who received daily humidification during radiotherapy treatment spent nearly 50% fewer days in hospital to manage side effects. • Prostate cancer breakthrough (TROG 96.01) The chances of cancer returning in the prostate could be reduced by approximately 60% using hormone therapy prior to radiotherapy treatment.
  8. 8. Moving forward • Improving outcomes for rural, remote and indigenous patients • Community engagement; raising awareness of radiotherapy and clinical trials • Creating technology to assist patients (eg. TROG ClinTrial Refer app)
  9. 9. How you can help improve the wellbeing of people with cancer • Learn more about us • Donate to our research program www.trog.com.au
  10. 10. Visit www.trog.com.au

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