About us

Hello and welcome to the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancers

The CGNOC editorial office is based in Bath, UK. CGNOC is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in the United Kingdom as part of the Research and Development programme. Cochrane is for anyone interested in using high-quality information to make health decisions. Whether you are a doctor or nurse, patient or carer, researcher or funder, Cochrane evidence provides a powerful tool to enhance your healthcare knowledge and decision making.  CGNOC is part of  the Cancer network.

Cochrane’s 11,000 members and over 35,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, and people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere. Our global independent network gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help you make informed choices about treatment and we have been doing this for 25 years. We respond to the challenge of making the vast amounts of best available evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. Our work is recognised as representing an international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.

We do not accept commercial or conflicted funding. This is vital for us to generate authoritative and reliable information, working freely, unconstrained by commercial and financial interests.

CGNOC are committed to providing reliable evidence required to make important decisions on issues concerning Gynaecological cancers, Neuro-oncology and related topics.

CGNOC's main task is to facilitate the identification of reports of controlled clinical trials and to carry out systematic reviews which are then published on the Cochrane Library. The reviews are updated as new evidence is identified. This ensures that Cochrane reviews are relevant, useful, usable and used. Our aim at CGNOC is to encourage and assist authors to write systematic reviews in a topic area relevant to our group for publication in the Cochrane Library.

Evidence relating to the care of people with cancer comes from a number of sources and so a multi-faceted approach is taken, including searching electronic databases of clinical trial reports, handsearching printed journals, and scanning of the 'grey' literature i.e. conference proceedings and abstracts. Every effort is made to find unpublished trials to avoid bias.

The CGNOC links with other CGs to share ideas.  We also work with the fields and methods working groups to ensure that its reviews are of the highest quality. CGNOG often has common areas of interest with other Cochrane Groups, notably Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group, Gynaecology and Fertility Group and all other Cochrane Groups with cancer in their scope.  Every effort is made to avoid duplication.

We are pleased to offer translations in French, Spanish, Croatian and Portuguese. People who wish to search or browse in their own language can do so on Cochrane Summaries;

French - Français (http://summaries.cochrane.org/fr
provided by the French Cochrane Centre

Spanish - Español (http://summaries.cochrane.org/es)
provided by the Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre

Croatian – Hrvatski (http://summaries.cochrane.org/hr)
provided by the Croatian Cochrane Branch

Portuguese - Português (http://summaries.cochrane.org/pt)
provided by the Brazilian Cochrane Centre


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest single funder of the Cochrane Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer group and provides core funding for the Editorial Base