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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
Interview with Prof Mark Gilbert
To see an interview with Prof Mark Gilbert at the 2018 COGNO ASM, please click here.

BCBA Bike Ride for Brain Cancer Fundraiser: 8-9 March 2019
Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) held a 2 day fundraising Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – 240km from Sydney to the Hunter Valley -  8 and 9 March 2019. 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/.

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

15/07/2019: 2019 COGNO ASM Website Launch

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 ASM website! Registration for the ASM is now open as is the call for abstracts. We draw your attention to these important dates:

17/04/2019: COGNO: items of interest

You may find the following items of interest: Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) Clinical Trials Course, Sydney Catalyst International Translational Cancer Research Symposium

29/03/2019: COGNO Newsletter Issue 29 now available

Issue 29 of the COGNO Member Newsletter (Autumn 2019) is now available for download from the COGNO Newsletters page.