Established in 2005, our work focuses on caring for people from the time of diagnosis throughout the whole cancer journey. We aim to support people to enjoy life and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience in the face of a disease that can be both chronic and life-limiting.
The Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG) is a member of the Co-operative Clinical Trials Groups of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia and receives core infrastructure funding from the Australian federal government through Cancer Australia.
The PoCoG executive office is located in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. Membership is open to researchers and health professionals from Australia and New Zealand, and associate membership is open to international psycho-oncology researchers and health professionals.
We aim to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by:
We develop and facilitate high-quality, collaborative and clinically-relevant psycho-oncology research that focuses on innovative ways to improve the quality of life and psychological wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Our study areas aim to improve outcomes for cancer patients and address the needs of vulnerable populations.