Regional Trials Network Victoria
Improving Access to High Quality Cancer Clinical Trials for Patients in Regional Areas
The Regional Trial Network Victoria (RTN-Vic) was created to improve access and recruitment to high quality cancer clinical trials for rural and regional areas of Victoria.
The aim of RTN-Vic was to increase the number of high-quality cancer clinical trials in regional Victoria.
RTN-Vic developed a partnership with six clinical trial sites in regional Victoria and Cancer Trials Australia. It was originally funded by the Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Cancer Agency (VCA)
The RTN-Vic has these regional sites; Barwon Health, Bendigo Health, Border Medical Oncology Research Unit, Goulburn Valley Health, Grampians Health, South West Healthcare, Mildura Base Public Hospital, and Latrobe Regional Hospital.
The catchment area of Regional Trial Network Victoria is over 141,000 km2 with population of 1.4 million residents.
There are approximately 7,200 new cancer diagnoses across this region annually.
Regional Victorian Trials Alliance: Linkages, Innovation, Special populations, Equity (ReViTALISE)