Phone app lets GPs find cancer trials for their patients

DOCTORS who want to find cancer trials for their patients now have access to a free smartphone app. Launched by the Cancer Council Victoria and Cancer Trials Australia, the app provides information on new trials and changes to ongoing trials in Victoria.

At any one time there are about 250 cancer clinical trials running in Victoria, with many of them also open in other states, according to a spokesperson for the Cancer Council Victoria.

The Victorian Cancer Trials Link app was designed for health professionals.

It allows filtering of results based on trial phase, hospital or tumour type.