Member Contact: Kurt Lackovic
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Industry: R&D Services
Cancer Trials Australia (CTA) is a highly effective member based clinical trial network and site service organization, which has provided clinical trial administrative support to its members for over 16 years.
Since its formation as a company in 2003, CTA has administered the start-up and management of over 1,400 oncology clinical trials, sponsored by over 250 different organizations, that have recruited in excess of 9,000 patients. These trials range from first-time in-human to large scale Phase III studies. We currently support over 600 active oncology clinical trials across our 28 Members, with >200 new trial submissions annually. Over 40% of these trials are Phase 1.
Australia is recognized as a hub for early phase clinical trials and many international biotech and pharmaceutical companies continue to launch early phase trials in Australia. With 28 members throughout Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia
and Western Australia, collaboration across these members provides a great opportunity for sponsors to conduct multi-site clinical trials, accruing significant patient numbers quickly, despite Australia’s relatively small population.
CTA has an established Phase I Group and administers >50% of all Phase 1oncology trials within Australia. This unique clinical group includes key opinion leaders who can review preclinical trial data and quickly offer impartial recommendations regarding study design, strategy, and relevant submissions. CTA is capable of facilitating Phase I trials across all tumour types, in tumour-specific or molecular-target-specific studies.
We are conveniently situated in the state-of-the-art Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne, surrounded by several of our clinical members. Over recent years CTA has expanded beyond oncology to now support our members in any therapeutic area.
The 28 current members of Cancer Trials Australia are:
Ballarat Health Services
Border Medical Oncology
Calvary Central Districts Hospital
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Goulburn Valley Health
Linear Clinical Research
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Olivier Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
Peninsula Oncology Centre
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Royal Women’s Hospital
South West Healthcare
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The Tweed Hospital