What We Do

The Hope Foundation partners with SWOG to provide over $6.5 million each year in support of oncology research in lung, breast, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary cancers, as well as melanoma, myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, and rare diseases. We fund critical, need-based research grants, fellowships, training events, physician education, and patient advocacy. Our administrative network includes SWOG’s Operations Office that employs data managers, protocol coordinators, quality assurance and training staff who facilitate the Group’s work. Our LLC, SWOG-Clinical Trials Initiative, coordinates investigator-initiated SWOG clinical trials through industry and institutional partnerships.We support SWOG’s initiatives across disease areas, such as translational medicine – basic science and genetic research that has potential to critically impact clinical practice.

The Hope Foundation is guided by the mission of supporting the most promising treatments and most innovative studies at SWOG that lead to direct benefit for patients.

James Rae, PhD
SWOG Executive Officer
University of Michigan

How We Fundraise

The Hope Foundation relies on grants and voluntary donations to fulfill our mission. We work directly with oncologists, researchers and patient advocates to prioritize specific needs, and then partner with individuals or private, public and corporate foundations to meet these needs as best we can. Additionally, we receive funding from the National Cancer Institute through Oregon Health and Science University to support the SWOG Operations Center.