About us

About Us

Icon Cancer Foundation was founded in 1990 as the HOCA Research Centre. Its focus was simple; support the development of new and improved medications for patients in our care via clinical trials. In 2018, clinical trials run via Icon Cancer Foundation became part of Icon Group, while the Foundation remains a not-for-profit health promoting charity. We continue to improve patient access to medication through the promotion of clinical trials (whether sponsored or investigator initiated), via community fundraising that help to provide patient programs and doctor or nurse initiated trials that support best patient care.

For more information on cancer clinical trials run by Icon please visit the Icon Cancer Centre website.

As a not-for-profit registered charity, Icon Cancer Foundation also uses funds raised to support patients on clinical trials who may have otherwise not been able to participate. This includes transport and accommodation support along with access to personal cancer care coordinators and allied health services to ensure patients achieve the best possible outcome from their trial.