Category: Feature

SWOG Stories: Adolescents and young adults facing 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. “He knew, he told me later, the minute I said, ‘It wakes me up at night.’” – Heidi Abrams In …

SWOG Stories: Coming together for a common mission

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 completely transformed my experience in SWOG.” – Dr. Jill Hamilton-Reeves SWOG Cancer Research Network is committed to supporting investigators …

6 Young Investigators Named for 2016 Training Course

The 2016 participants for SWOG‘s Young Investigator Training Course (YITC) to be held in Seattle from Sept. 26-28 were reviewed and selected in late August. The YITC is SWOG’s premier education opportunity for early career investigators, and remains a major way that new trials and new leaders get into SWOG’s network.  This year’s cohort includes: Uma M. …

A Look at SWOG’s Impact

Because answers to cancers come from clinical trials Since 1956, more than 200,000 participants have enrolled in SWOG-led studies; the resulting advancements in treatment and prevention have improved the lives of millions more. Why Cancer Clinical Trials? from The Hope Foundation on Vimeo. More about the group: SWOG has roughly 5,000 affiliated physician researchers – along …

Our Mission, Leaders, and Programs: A Video Overview

SWOG and The Hope Foundation pursue cancer research through collaboration, despite the fact that Group members, leadership and staff are based in locations all over the United States and beyond. Founded in 1993 by SWOG leaders, The Hope Foundation has granted more than $30 million in charitable funding to support the important work of the …

Preliminary Results of Foundation-Supported Project Presented at Group Meeting

Omar Aljitawi, MD, of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been researching a method to shorten the duration of neutropenia following stem cell transplantation, a standard-of-care procedure which accompanies high-dose chemotherapy for treatment of multiple blood cancers. Neutropenia invariably occurs following high-dose chemotherapy and resolves when the newly infused hematopoietic stem cells home to …

Foundation Support for 2015 Group Meetings

Each spring and fall,  SWOG holds Group Meetings to share trial results and review progress, conduct Group business, provide educational programming for member oncology professionals, and determine future research directions. The Hope Foundation has been helping to support SWOG Group Meetings for more than twenty years, and this spring will see an expansion of our efforts. Below are …

Goldberg and Unger Named Coltman Fellows

Sarah Goldberg, MD, of the Yale Cancer Center, and Joseph Unger, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have been awarded Coltman Fellowships from The Hope Foundation. Goldberg’s fellowship will support her investigation of treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. She was previously named a SWOG Young Investigator in 2013. Unger will utilize …

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