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Inaugural SWOG DEI Champions Announced

DEI Champions are part of a larger diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative underway across SWOG’s network. Learn more here. SWOG leadership have selected five Champions to collaborate with study teams and help implement its new diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) methodology for improving diversity and representativeness of SWOG’s clinical trial participants. The newly named Champions …

SWOG Seeking Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Professional Integrity

SWOG Cancer Research Network, a member of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), seeks a 0.25-FTE vice chair to lead the group’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and to serve in an ombudsperson role as a neutral and confidential resource for SWOG members. The vice chair for diversity, equity, inclusion, and …

Foundation Board of Directors Announces New Leadership

The Hope Foundation’s fall board meeting featured the approval of $3.2 million dollars in grants to support SWOG in 2022, and it also ushered in new executive leadership. A dozen programs will fund pilot projects and translational research, career development and fellowships across cancer types, as well as the implementation of ongoing diversity, equity and …

SWOG Clinical Trials Partnerships Launches Website

SWOG Cancer Research Network and its charitable arm, The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, have jointly developed a website for SWOG Clinical Trials Partnerships (SWOG CTP) as a public resource for current and potential partners to learn about SWOG CTP’s structure and staff, how it conducts research, its latest news, and how to get involved. …

Five Young Investigators Selected for 2021 Course

Supporting young investigators’ career development is crucial to the future of cancer care. Since 1999, The Hope Foundation has been funding early career clinicians through our SWOG Young Investigator Training Course (YITC). Executive leadership have recently selected top candidates from across our international network to attend the 2021 YITC. The program will provide each young …

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 …

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