This decade saw substantial improvements in age-standardised mortality for in acute myeloid leukaemia and myeloma.

ALLG’s international collaboration on Hodgkin Disease

An international collaboration with the National Canadian Cancer Trials Group (NCIC) in 1987 was the first local ALLG HD trial in collaboration with Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG Cancer Research).


The organisation’s co-founder, Ray Lowenthal, published in 1990 one of the first books on cancer for consumers.

Statistical Centre

In 1986, Statistical Centre at Peter MaCallum Cancer Centre becomes Trial Centre for ALLG trials.