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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. …

Three 2017 Coltman Fellows Announced

The Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship Program awards $100,000 over two years to engage outstanding early and mid-career investigators from SWOG member institutions in advancing clinical trial methodology in an academic and cooperative group environment. Early Career Two early career Coltman Fellows have been named for 2017: Mina Sedrak, MD, MS, of City of …

SWOG Stories: Giving vets access to trials

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “The standard of care for oncology is clinical trials.” – Stephen Bartlett In their conversation recorded by StoryCorps, SWOG Cancer …

SWOG Stories: When a doctor makes the difference

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here “Our prayer, every day, is that patients learn to advocate for themselves. Ask more questions. Because we did not know …

SWOG Stories: Survivorship and patient advocacy

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “Survivorship research, back when I started, didn’t exist really.” – Kathy Albain, MD In this conversation captured by StoryCorps, patient …

SWOG Stories: Life after brain cancer

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “It’s like my brain used to be a Prius and now it’s a Hummer, but the gas tank is the …

Michael LeBlanc, PhD
Group Statistician

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