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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) held a 2 day fundraising Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – 250km from Sydney to the Hunter Valley -  on 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. 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

14/09/2018: Reminder: COGNO call for trial concepts for SAC meeting

The next COGNO Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Monday 8 October 2018 and as such, the SAC is calling for submission of potential trial concepts.

12/09/2018: COGNO ASM Session 6: Survivorship and Supportive Therapies

Session 6 focuses on core survivorship issues and recent advances in supportive therapies, which relate to addressing the functional effects and psychosocial impact of brain tumour. This session will initially involve a series of talks from international, national and local speakers and these speakers will then be part of an interactive panel session chaired by Professor Tamara Ownsworth and Julia Robertson, Co-Facilitator of the Brain Tumour Support Group (Cancer Council Queensland).

11/09/2018: COGNO: items of interest

You may find the following items of interest - CBCF and NBCF Brain and Breast Cancer Research Collaborative Initiative 2019, Society for Clinical Trials 40th Annual Meeting