Regional Trials Network Victoria

Improving Access to High Quality Cancer Clinical Trials for Patients in Regional Areas

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1.0 million

People in our catchment area

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New cancer diagnoses per year

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Network members

About RTN-Vic

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.

Bridging the metropolitan-regional trials gap by 2025

ReViTALISE -Regional Victorian Trials Alliance:
Linkages, Innovation, Special populations, Equity (ReViTALISE) 

To provide better cancer outcomes for regional patients and to bridg the metro-regional trials gap by 2025

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News, Announcements and Patient Stories

Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter January 2024
Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter July 2023
Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter, June 2021
Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter, April 2020
Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter, February 2020
Regional Trials Network Victoria Newsletter, November 2019