Best of the Best Awards

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 the award you must:

  • submit an abstract to the COSA ASM
  • have the abstract selected by the ASM organising committee for a presentation in a Best of the Best Oral or Poster Session
  • make a presentation at the Best of the Best Oral or Poster Session

In 2017 COSA acknowledges Cancer Institute NSW for their support of the Best of Best Awards

2017 COSA - Cancer Institute NSW Best of the Best Oral Presentation Award Recipients

Basic Science & Translational Research Charlie, Seong Beom Ahn
Detection of Plasma Colorectal Cancer Prognostic Biomarkers  

Clinical Research - Christopher Nahm
Patterns of multiple immunohistochemical biomarker expression predict survival after resection in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: a retrospective cohort study and two-step cluster analysis     

Education - Joanne Shaw
Identifying and responding to anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients: Pilot testing of an online communication skills education program targeting challenging conversations for oncology health professionals 

Epidemiology - Gemma Jacklyn
Trends in stage-specific breast cancer incidence in New South Wales, Australia: insights into the effects of 25 years of screening mammography  

Health Services - Jon Emery
The Improving Rural Cancer Outcomes (IRCO) Trial: a factorial cluster-randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to reduce time to diagnosis in rural cancer patients in Western Australia  

Quality & Safety - Graham Pitson
Population-Based Analysis of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy Treatment in the Last Month of Life

Supportive Care - Bianca Tomalin
Financial toxicity, employment and quality of life of cancer survivors. A secondary analysis of the PROFILE registry  

2017 COSA - Cancer Institute NSW Best of the Best Poster Oral Presentation Award Recipients

Clinical Research & Supportive Care - Elise Devlin 
Just as I expected: The impact of pre-treatment response expectancies of radiotherapy toxicities 

Improving Cancer Health Services - Jenelle Loeliger
Reducing the cancer malnutrition burden: highlights of state-wide collaborations in Victorian health service  

Quality & Safety in Cancer Care - Natalie Bradford
Improving the clinical practice for fertility preservation  

Translational Research - Samad Raza
Can ERBB4 induce nuclear YAP in High Grade Glioma?    


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