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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

22/02/2018: COGNO call for trial concepts for SAC meeting

The next COGNO Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting is scheduled for Thursday 5 April 2018 and as such, the SAC is calling for submission of potential trial concepts.

20/02/2018: Calling for ideas for COGNO Ideas Generation Workshop

COGNO will be hosting an Ideas Generation Workshop on Friday 4 May 2018, in Sydney. If you have ideas relating to gaps in current knowledge, or ideas for future clinical trials in neuro-oncology we would like to hear from you.

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.