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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.

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: 3-4 April 2020
Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) will hold their third 2 day fundraising Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – 240km from Sydney to the Hunter Valley -  3 and 4 April 2020. 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

18/10/2019: COGNO ASM: Online registration closing Sun 20 Oct

Just a reminder that the online registration will close this Sunday 20 October 2019, click here to register now! Please note onsite registration will only be available subject to room capacity.

16/10/2019: COGNO ASM Session 7 - Supportive Care

Session 7 brings together 4 diverse speakers to provide an incredibly informative overview of this crucial aspect of the patient journey.

14/10/2019: Brain Cancer Patient Education and Support Forum - 27 Oct 2019

The Brain Cancer Patient Education and Support Forum is one of the Satellite Meetings held before the COGNO ASM this year. Please note registration for the forum is separate to registration for the COGNO ASM (see details below).