Our Research


The CTC is recognised worldwide as a centre of excellence in clinical trials research. We have recruited over 65 000 patients into more than 100 trials, working in collaboration with over 800 clinical investigators from around the world.

We are proud to have significantly changed medical practice in many areas, to improve human health, longevity, and quality of life, through our ongoing leadership and active collaboration in global trials research.

Our research activities include:

  • Designing and conducting large clinical trials
  • Contributing expertise to others' trials through outreach activities
  • Measuring patient quality-of-life experiences with different treatments
  • Combining and reviewing trial evidence to inform future policy and practice
  • Developing new methods of data analysis for current and future research
  • Evaluating tests used for the diagnosis, prognosis and prediction of treatment outcomes  
  • Analysing the cost-effectiveness of treatments and economic impacts of illness 
  • Coordinating the translation of research projects into public benefit via our work with Sydney Catalyst: the Translational Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional New South Wales.
  • Operating the Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) which is aligned to the WHO Registry Network.

The diagram illustrates the scope of our research.

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