What we do

What we do

As a not-for-profit organisation, Icon Cancer Foundation is dedicated to improving patient access to medication through the promotion of clinical trials. We do this through community fundraising that help to provide patient programs and doctor or nurse initiated trials that support best patient care.

Cancer research

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 trial, 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.

Patient support

Our fundraising aims to improve patient outcomes by providing support for patients on clinical trials otherwise not available through the sponsors of the trials. This includes supporting patients to participate in trials that they may not have otherwise been able to.