This new factsheet raises GP awareness of the role they may take in encouraging their newly diagnosed cancer patients to be informed about clinical trials as a treatment option for discussion with their specialists, and the ongoing support of GPs during trial treatment, follow up and survivorship.
Available as both a downloadable and online version by topic, the sheet and other general clinical trial information relevant to primary care are located at: https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/what-we-do/working-with-primary-care/clinical-trials-and-primary-care. It was developed by Cancer Institute NSW with GPs.
The resource complements the Institute’s resources for CALD communities (Dec 2022), focused on increasing cancer clinical trial involvement, including in-language resources. Access via the Institute’s:
1: Website (clinical trials program): https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/about-cancer/document-library/i-have-cancer-is-a-clinical-trial-an-option-for-me, or
2: Patient Multicultural Information website: https://www.cancer.nsw.gov.au/general-cancer-information/cancer-support/support-for-communities/multicultural-communities (three clicks away – Select Language, then Treatment, then Clinical Trials).
Learn about how the Institute works with primary care: