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Like with any cancer treatment, you may find during your cancer clinical trials that you have questions, need further information and support or even want to talk to someone who has been through a similar trials experience (peer support)

Cancer Connect

Connect with someone who has been through a cancer clinical trial before. Through this one-on-one phone service, people can discuss any questions they have about being on a cancer clinical trial with a trained volunteer.

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Cancer Council’s cancer nurses

If you need cancer information and practical support for yourself, a carer, family or friend, contact Cancer Council’s experienced cancer nurses

Information for family, friends and carers

When you are considering a cancer clinical trial, it is a good idea to discuss it with your family, friends or carers. While ultimately it is your choice to participate (unless you are aged under 18), it is important to understand how your involvement may impact the people close to you. For example, if you participate in a cancer clinical trial there may be additional appointments or support that you need that you may need assistance with from your carers.

Caring for someone with cancer can be stressful. Try to give yourself some time out, and share your worries and concerns with somebody neutral such as a counsellor or your doctor. For more information, read our resource Caring for Someone with Cancer.

If a loved one is considering taking part in a cancer clinical trial, you may find it helpful to talk to someone with lived experience of a cancer clinical trial. Trial Connect is a free telephone peer support program that provides you with an opportunity to discuss your concerns about your loved one participating in a clinical trial and gain a better understanding of what to expect.

To find out more, call us on (03) 9514 6315 or email

Victorian Cancer Registry Victorian Government

The Victorian Cancer Trials Link is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency.


Cancer Council Victoria would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.