9 interesting facts about Australian clinical trials

A new report reveals insights into this activity

Australia ranks in the top tier of national clinical trial activity, and cancer is the most frequently studied health issue.

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These are key findings from a University of Sydney report that draws on data from 10,549 Australian clinical trials registered between 2006-2015:

  1. A total of 5.2 million people have participated in Australian clinical trials registered over this period.
  2. Cancer has been the most frequently studied health issue (18%), followed by and cardiovascular conditions (12%) and mental health (10%).
  3. Trial activity in mental