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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 Foundation Highlights From Spring 2021 Group Meeting

This spring’s was the most extensive #SWOGonc virtual meeting yet, featuring 60 sessions for nearly 1,300 registered attendees.   If you missed the SWOG Front Line group meeting preview, that’s a great place to start for all things planned throughout the 5-day conference. In addition, the full meeting site and related session materials are still …

Second Crucial Conversations Panel Addresses DEI in Cancer Trials

A shareable link of this event’s full proceedings is available here.  We were thrilled to host a second installment of our Crucial Conversations panel series on Friday, February 5. This 1-hour event featured SWOG leaders and members at the forefront of the group’s efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion across our clinical trials and …

2020 YITC Held Virtually, December 14-18

The Hope Foundation believes supporting young investigators’ career development is crucial to the future of healthcare. Health researchers are responsible for discoveries that have shaped medicine throughout the past century, and they are the reason many cancers are treatable today. Donor support enables us to continue funding early career cancer clinicians through our SWOG Young …

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 …

Fall 2020 Group Meeting Recap

Another Exceptional (Virtual) Group Meeting Thank you to all who logged on and participated in last week’s Fall 2020 Virtual SWOG Cancer Research Network Group Meeting! The conference welcomed more than 1,100 attendees and featured 42 educational sessions and special event highlights. Below are a few of those highlights that were sponsored by The Hope …

Eroglu & Rusthoven Named 2020 Coltman Fellows

Hope Board of Directors Votes Unanimously to Support Additional Coltman Fellow Supporting the career development of biomedical researchers is crucial to the future of healthcare. Scientific investigators are responsible for the discoveries that have shaped medicine throughout the past century, and they are the reason many cancers are treatable today. Federal funding for biomedical research has …

We’re Ready for Your Great Ideas

We’ve opened our annual call for funding proposals. COVID-19 has significantly impacted the world of cancer research, but we’re committed to helping our members continue their path forward. Cancer just won’t wait. Now through August 1, SWOG members and their collaborators are encouraged to submit great ideas for improving all aspects of our cancer research …

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 …

2020 Career Engagement Award Announced

Virtual spring SWOG meeting sees numerous successes Last week’s first-ever virtual SWOG group meeting featured 23 sessions across three days. Committees that were able to hold full and regular sessions received praise from members. Highlights included events led by the oncology research professionals (ORP) and cancer care delivery (CCD) committees, each of which welcomed more than …

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