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COSA offers the Best of the Best Awards at each of the Best of the Best Oral and Poster Sessions at the COSA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). Independent adjudicators award the prizes at the session based on the content, the importance of the research, and the quality of the presentation. The Best of the Best Oral Awards are for $1,000 in each session. Best of the Best Poster Awards are for $500 in each session.


To be eligible for an award you must:

2023 Best of the Best Oral Presentation Award recipients

Richard J Rebello

Employing clinical whole-genome sequencing in the diagnostic work-up of cancer of unknown primary

Antonia Pearson

Genitourinary symptoms in women with breast cancer: patients’ attitudes and experiences 

Kin Yin Carol Chan

Prevalence of bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction after colorectal cancer surgery and primary cancer treatment

Ella Sexton and Hannah Ray

Implementation of a prehabilitation model of care using co-designed resources for head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy 

Jin Quan Eugene Tan

Patterns of cardiovascular medication utilisation in people with cancer: the Australian National Health Survey linked data analysis 

Scott C Walsberger

Empowering People With A Cervix To Own Their Cervical Screening 

Brighid BS Scanlon

Equity across the cancer care continuum for culturally and linguistically diverse migrant populations living in Queensland, Australia: An exploratory sequential mixed methods study

Eva YN Yuen

Does caregiver and cancer patient health literacy, social support and connectedness impact caregiver psychological morbidity? 

2023 Best of the Best Poster Oral Presentation Award recipients

Prabhakar Ramachandran

A multi-institutional study on long-term incidence of contralateral second breast cancer following breast cancer radiation therapy – Preliminary results 

Euan Walpole

Benchmarking statewide cancer data: A comparison of breast and gynecological cancer care indicators between Victoria and Queensland