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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: 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

15/08/2019: COGNO ASM Session 2: Surgery - Abstracts Due Mon 19 Aug

Session 2 of the 2019 ASM will continue with the theme of imaging and surgery. The session will open with a presentation from Dr Raymond Cook, Neurosurgeon, on his use of awake craniotomy for glioma, and circumstances where a subtotal resection with preservation of function may still be associated with good long term clinical outcome.

8/08/2019: COGNO ASM 2019: Abstract Deadline extended to Mon 19 August 2019!

Abstract deadline extended to Monday 19 August 2019! Members of the neuro-oncology community and related professions are invited to submit abstracts for presentation as part of the COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting. Abstracts of original work for both poster and oral presentations will be considered.

2/08/2019: COGNO ASM Session 1: Imaging - Abstracts and Early Bird Due Fri 9 Aug

In just under three months, the COGNO ASM for 2019 will be held in Sydney. The theme for this year's meeting is "The Neuro-Oncology Picture: Now and The Future" reflecting the focus of this meeting on advanced neuro-imaging and how this impacts on clinical decision making. We are delighted to open the meeting with presentations from three of our esteemed international speakers.