Psychosocial care useful links

Find below a list of Australian and International Psychosocial care links.

Australian sites

Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group (PoCoG)

Cooperative Clinical Trials Group that aims to improve the outcomes of patients experiencing a diagnosis of cancer, their families and carers through evaluation and implementation of psychosocial and supportive care interventions.

Australian Psychosocial Oncology Society (AusPOS)

Society aiming to promote the psychosocial care of patients with cancer, their families and carers, to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver optimal psychosocial care, and to promote the timely translation of research into clinical practice.

Cancer Learning

Website funded by Cancer Australia for cancer health professionals providing links to resources and educational activities related to psychosocial care in cancer.

International sites

International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS)

International society that aims to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer:  1) Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatment at all stages; 2) Psychological, social and behavioural factors that influence tumour progression and survival.

American Psycho-oncology Society (APOS)

US-based professional organisation dedicated to psychosocial aspects of cancer treatment.