The Psycho-Oncology Co-operative Research Group (PoCoG) is an organisation of over 1000 researchers, doctors, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals who share a common mission of improving the emotional support and psychological care of people affected by cancer. PoCoG achieves this by developing and facilitating high quality, collaborative and clinically relevant research that focuses on innovative ways to improve their quality of life and psychological wellbeing. The PoCoG executive office is the central operations office of the organisation, located in the School of Psychology, the University of Sydney.
PoCoG's work focuses on caring for the whole person and not just the disease. It addresses these issues from the time of diagnosis throughout the whole cancer journey. It is also about those who are supporting the person with the cancer. It is about an individual's ability 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.
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