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26 Jul 2019
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Cancer Registries in Action

Year one of registry-based randomised trials

Over the past year, a new trial approach has initiated four oncology registry trials, now open and recruiting. The trials, involving therapeutic and psychosocial fields have evolved; advancing design through lessons learned, and gaining endorsement from cooperative groups.

Interest from industry is increasing, and further opportunities exist – where to from here?


Join us for the first year review of the oncology registry-based randomised trials, registry trials; showcasing progress, practical experience, challenges and future direction.

Registry trials are a cost-effective clinical approach. Clinicians, coordinators, ethics and governance, as well as interested researchers are encouraged to attend to understand registry trial outcomes to date and discuss future direction with an expert panel.





Convenor: Bill Karanatsios


Dr Khic Prang, University of Melbourne

Key elements to building a registry
(international scan of literature)


Dr Hui-li Wong, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

One year review of registry trials
(practical experiences, challenges and lessons learned)


Dr Anneke Grobler, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Overcoming challenges in designing registry trials
(meaningful endpoints and feasible sample size)

5-5:45pm Panel discussion - future focus
Chair: Bill Karanatsios


Dr Lucy Gately, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne



Dr Ben Tran, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

Clinician research 


Michael Harold, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 

Ethics and data management


Sophy Athan, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre


5:45pm-onwards Networking drinks


For further information about the program or forum, please contact Anne Woollett, VCCC Head of Clinical Trials Development via email