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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 …

Spring Group Meeting Arrives This Week

Special sessions, new merch, and a fun run! Once again, we’re happy to be supporting SWOG committees, working groups, and individual members with special events and unique meeting needs, as well as travel support. See the full agenda   Young Investigator Training Course Apply to join the 2019 cohort of SWOG Young Investigators The YITC …

A Farewell to our Founder, Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr.

We learned the sad news this week that Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr. had passed away at the age of 88. He was a legend among the SWOG Cancer Research Network community, having led the group for more than two decades; furthermore, he was our founder. In 1993, calling upon his famous sense of tenacity …

2018 Coltman Fellows, Impact Grantees Announced

We’re pleased to highlight these recent awardees from our programs supporting SWOG Coltman Fellows and Impact Awards. Coltman Fellowship Program for Early Career Investigators The primary purpose of the Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship is to engage outstanding early career investigators from SWOG-affiliated institutions in learning clinical trial methodology within an academic and network group environment that …

Hope’s 25th Anniversary Reception

On Friday, October 5th, SWOG members, friends, and staff gathered to mark another productive group meeting in Chicago. Adding to the usual reception hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, we brought along a birthday cake, cookies, and a giant photo frame to celebrate our 25th year, a full generation of supporting SWOG Cancer Research Network members and …

Welcome to Our New Look

A lot changes in a generation.  2018 marks 25 years since our founding. In that time, cancer research – and research funding – has moved from the analog world of phones, faxes and snail mail to the digital universe of the web. Simultaneously, cancer care and patient advocacy have undergone incredible transformations. Today, our work is more personalized, advanced, and inclusive …

We Want Your Great Ideas for 2019

Submit a Great Idea. Get it Funded. Please note that funding mechanisms already exist for direct research support. This application is intended to gather concepts that have broader scope or applicability across SWOG. See examples of recently funded projects. The Hope Foundation’s Board of Directors regularly requests input from the SWOG community in order to address unmet group needs. …

Michael LeBlanc, PhD
Group Statistician

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