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The Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO) was established in 2007, following identification of a need to develop a central mechanism enabling a coordinated, structured approach to the management of large scale multi-centred neuro-oncology trials.
COGNO is a member of the Cooperative Clinical Trials Groups of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and has a close working relationship with the COSA Neuro-Oncology Group. COGNO is funded by Cancer Australia. The group is located at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), at the University of Sydney. The NHMRC CTC coordinates the trials activity within COGNO.
COGNO's main aim is to conduct investigator-initiated and collaborative group trials addressing important clinical questions in patients with brain tumours.

Are you interested in donating money for COGNO research activities or for other support services? If so, please complete this form and email it back to cogno@ctc.usyd.edu.au
If you would prefer to donate online, please visit http://give.sydney.edu.au/COGNO

BCBA Bike Ride for Brain Cancer Fundraiser: 9-10 March 2018
Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) will be holding a 2 day fundraising Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – 250km from Sydney to the Hunter Valley -  9 and 10 March 2018. The date coincides with the birthday of Lucie Leonard, who died from brain cancer in 2012, and is the inspiration for the establishment of BCBA. We would like to invite all the semi experienced and experienced cyclists amongst you to join this inaugural ride and raise funds to support BCBA’s ongoing effort to advance brain cancer research.

For further information visit https://www.bikerideforbraincancer.com.au/about-the-event

Ideas or Concepts

COGNO is interested in developing new concepts into protocols and translating these into clinical research.

If you have a concept you are interested in developing, please complete this online form.

Recent News

22/12/2017: COGNO Holiday Closure

Please note that the COGNO office will be closed from 5.00pm Friday 22nd December and will re-open at 9.00am Monday 8th January 2018.

14/12/2017: COGNO Newsletter Issue 26 Summer 2017 Edition

Issue 26 of the COGNO Member Newsletter (Summer 2017) is now available for download from the COGNO Newsletters page.

30/10/2017: Australian Brain Cancer Mission - $100 million fund to fight brain cancer

Dear COGNO members, It was extraordinary to wake up on Sunday morning to the news that a $100 Million fund has been established to fight brain cancer...