Quality of Life Office

The Quality of Life (QOL) Office is funded by Cancer Australia as part of the Support for Clinical Trials Program. The QOL Office is directed by the Cancer Australia Chair in Cancer Quality of Life (QOL Chair), Professor Madeleine King, and is based at the University of Sydney.


The QOL Office aims to provide members of the 13 National Cancer Cooperative Trials Groups (CCTGs) access to high quality, expert advice and technical support services relating to the design, measurement, analysis and interpretation of QOL endpoints in trials led by the CCTGs.


The QOL Office offers a number of services, including:

  • educational training workshops
  • online resources
  • advisory services

What is health-related quality of life and patient-reported outcomes?

A person's Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) is influenced by their lived experience of illness across a broad range of dimensions. more...

Quality of Life Office Resources

The Quality of Life Office has developed a number of resources to assist you with your research. Here you will also find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The Psycho-oncology Outcomes Database (PoD)


PoD is a searchable online database that contains information about more than 390 validated patient reported outcome measures of health-related quality of life, psychological morbidity, psychological constructs and styles, unmet needs, satisfaction with services and social support and functioning in people with cancer and their families. Terms and Conditions apply.

Quality of Life Office Team

Learn about the team of people in the Quality of Life Office here.

Quality of Life Office Workshops

This page includes notices about upcoming workshops run by the Quality of Life Office. more...

Got a question?

Staff at the QOL Office are available to answer any questions that CCTG members may have concerning the design, assessment, analysis, interpretation or reporting of QOL in oncology.

If you have a question please click here.

Collaborate with us

We'd also be delighted to discuss ideas for collaborative research projects that have a PRO/QOL component. Please email qol.office@sydney.edu.au.