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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 …

A Virtual SWOG Meeting: What to Expect for Spring (& Fall)

SWOG Cancer Research Network – Virtual Spring Group Meeting, April 22-25 The spring SWOG meeting will go on(line)! Given the current crisis worldwide due to COVID-19, and with numerous shelter-in-place advisories and travel restrictions ongoing, SWOG Cancer Research Network is moving its spring group meeting online. Leadership is in close communication with all research committee …

A Message From Our President & CEO

Our Continued Commitment to SWOG Cancer Research Network You have likely heard that SWOG Cancer Research Network’s spring group meeting will be transformed into a virtual event. COVID-19 has demanded changes in the way we work, learn and socialize. We at Hope wanted to take a break in more critical messaging to say hello; to …

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 …

This Program Helps Veterans with Cancer Gain Access to Potentially Life-Saving Clinical Trials

There are over 40,000 veterans with cancer in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system, according to a 2007 study. That number has likely increased significantly in the years since the study’s release, along with the amount of veterans enrolled in the program, which the VA currently reports is nine million. Despite these statistics, clinical trials …

Six Young Investigators Selected for 2019 Training Course

The SWOG Young Investigator Training Course was established in 1999 to provide early career SWOG Cancer Research Network members the opportunity to work one-on-one with group leaders to develop rigorous, relevant, and feasible trial concepts to launch within the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. Executive leadership have selected six 2019 young investigators from across the …

New Coltman Fellowship, Career Engagement, and Impact Awards Announced

Four new Hope grantees were announced during the general plenary session at the SWOG spring meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Kevin Kalinsky (right) will receive the inaugural SWOG Career Engagement Award, a 2-year grant to support researchers who are mid-career, have consistently dedicated time to conducting clinical research within the group, and who wish to …

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