A special interest group for clinicians and researchers working in the growing area of fear of cancer recurrence (FCR), who are interested in working collaboratively to develop a plan of work and conduct research.

FCR is increasingly recognised as a major issue for cancer survivors, with a high prevalence and impact on quality of life. In response, a number of interventions have been developed and evaluated, to help people better manage FCR. The most recent was ConquerFear, a study that inspired by a PoCoG concept development workshop, and run through the PoCoG office.

FCR is a growing field, with much work to be done, including experimental work, new interventions for specific populations, and implementation studies to ensure evidence-based treatments are translated into routine clinical practice.

An international FCR group was formed a few years ago, under the banner of IPOS (the International Psycho-Oncology Society) called FoRWaRDs. However, given the strong interest in Australia, PoCoG has established a local group being led by Professor Phyllis Butow and Dr Ben Smith. 

  • To share information about current and planned FCR research and foster collaborations 

  • To develop at least two PoCoG supported national FCR grant protocols for submission over the next three years

  • To develop a network of clinicians interested in participating in FCR trials

  • Boost opportunities for international collaboration 

 How to Join

Email the PoCoG Executive Office pocog.office@sydney.edu.au requesting to join the Fear of Cancer Recurrence Interest Group.

Contacting Other Members of the FCR Interest Group

FCR interest group members are encouraged to communicate using the Email Forum.

 Email Forum User Guide

You can find email addresses of PoCoG members on the Members Index.

 We welcome your input! Email suggestions of what to include on this web page to pocog.office@sydney.edu.au