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Application Now Open For 2022 Funding Requests

We’ve opened our annual call for funding proposals. Now through September 1, SWOG members and their collaborators are encouraged to submit great ideas for improving all aspects of our cancer research network. Other Hope programs fund direct research. This project application gathers concepts that have broader scope or relevance to advancing SWOG’s work. Examples of …

New Initiative Aims to Improve Representation in Cancer Clinical Trials

The Hope Foundation is helping SWOG launch an effort in collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and other future funders to improve representation of minority and underserved populations in cancer clinical trials. Designed as a multi-phase, multi-year initiative, the project kicks off on May 21 with a two-hour virtual symposium highlighting the …

Hope-Funded Research Shows Better Trial Accrual Possible

Foundation Grantees in the News: Rethinking Trial Participation Patient participation is essential to the success of clinical trials, yet accrual among adults remains low. A study funded by The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research and led by Dr. Joseph Unger shows that 55% of all adult cancer patients, regardless of race or ethnicity, agreed to …

Announcing the John Crowley, PhD Award

The Hope Foundation Launches New Crowley Award Encouraging Statistical Excellence in Clinical Trials [cta]Crowley Award Press Release[/cta] At this time when many cancer research opportunities have been put on hold, we are exceedingly pleased to announce our newest funding program: the John Crowley, PhD, Award, to encourage statistical excellence in clinical trials. Dr. Crowley was …

In Memoriam: Noboru Oishi, MD (11/11/1928 – 3/5/2020)

This past week SWOG and Hope lost a dear member, donor, and friend – Dr. Noboru Oishi. Having first become a group member in 1976, Oishi went on to act as the Principal Investigator for Hawaii’s main member site from 1982 to 1988. Through a continued and impressive 44 years of active group participation, he …

Dr. Robert B. Livingston Lectureship Announced

The spring 2018 meeting of the SWOG breast committee will feature the first Dr. Robert B. Livingston Translational Cancer Lectureship. Supported in part by a generous gift from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Dr. Robert Boyd Livingston was a superb clinician and clinical trialist who greatly impacted the field of cancer research through a sweeping career …

SWOG Stories: Giving vets access to trials

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “The standard of care for oncology is clinical trials.” – Stephen Bartlett In their conversation recorded by StoryCorps, SWOG Cancer …

SWOG Stories: When a doctor makes the difference

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here “Our prayer, every day, is that patients learn to advocate for themselves. Ask more questions. Because we did not know …

SWOG Stories: Survivorship and patient advocacy

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “Survivorship research, back when I started, didn’t exist really.” – Kathy Albain, MD In this conversation captured by StoryCorps, patient …

SWOG Stories: Life after brain cancer

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “It’s like my brain used to be a Prius and now it’s a Hummer, but the gas tank is the …

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