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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. …

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 …

Committee Development Funds to Reboot in 2018

The Hope Foundation will again award funds for committee needs outside the scope of SWOG group meetings. For 2018, any SWOG disease, research, or administrative committee chair may request up to $25,000 to support development needs not currently funded by the NCTN or NCORP grants. Applications for committee development funds will be reviewed in accordance …

Impact of Hope VA Support Program Grows

This piece was originally published via The SWOG Front Line, the weekly blog of Group Chair Dr. Charles Blanke. This is the third year we’re announcing $25,000 grants to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, in an effort to give more military veterans access to cutting-edge treatments being tested in National Clinical Trials Network …

Latest Young Investigators & SEED Fund Grantees Announced

A recent round of grant reviews resulted in new awardees from our programs supporting SWOG Young Investigators and SEED Fund projects. 2017 SWOG Early Exploration & Development Fund Awards are made from The Hope Foundation SEED Fund to encourage preliminary research that will potentially translate to future clinical trials or trial-associated projects (translational medicine studies) …

We Want Your Great Ideas for 2018

Propose 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
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