Category: Group Meetings

Reflecting on Our Past, Investing in Our Future

SWOG Chair Dr. Charles Blanke previews the SWOG spring 2016 meeting and 60th anniversary. Originally published on the SWOG Front Line April 1, 2016 – When we gather together in San Francisco at the end of this new month, we will kick off our 60th anniversary celebration. Big milestones invite reflection – on what we’ve done and …

Exhibit at 2016 Meetings in SWOG’s 60th Year!

Help us honor six decades of collaborative cancer research SWOG is a worldwide network of researchers that design and conduct cancer clinical trials. The Group’s goal is to change medical practice so it improves the lives of people with cancer. Since 1978, SWOG has held Group Meetings twice yearly to review progress, conduct Group business, and …

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 …

Latest Grantees Announced at Spring SWOG Meeting

Three Hope Foundation grantees were announced at last week’s Spring 2015 SWOG Group Meeting in San Francisco. Following rigorous review processes, we are pleased to offer funding for the following research projects: SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award “Personalizing treatment for newly diagnosed AML using a novel ex vivo screen” Marc Loriaux, MD, PhD of Oregon Health & …

#SWOGonc Highlights from Spring Group Meeting

We spent much of last week in San Francisco participating in the Spring 2015 SWOG Group Meeting. If you weren’t able to attend, the social media highlights below provide a brief introduction to just some of the engaging topics covered over four days of events. As usual, we left feeling inspired by all that is happening …

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 …

Register Now for SWOG Spring Meeting

Spring 2015 Group Meeting April 29-May 2, 2015 Hyatt Regency-Embarcadero, San Francisco, California Registration is open! Visit the Group Meeting Registration website linked above to register for the meeting, make hotel reservations, and view the meeting schedule and other details. The Report of Studies will be available on the meeting webpage by late March. SWOG has incorporated …

SWOG Committee Group Meeting Funds for 2015

SWOG Committee Chairs are invited to apply for up to $3,500 to support working group or committee needs while at Group Meetings. This funding may provide for coverage of a working group dinner, boxed lunches during a session, or specific A/V needs. Funding is limited; requests are considered in the order they are received. Deadline: …

Travel Support for 2015

SWOG members can now complete our online application to apply for funding to attend SWOG meetings in 2015. 2015 request deadlines: March 25 (spring meeting), September 1 (fall meeting) Guidelines: – coach airfare with minimum 14-day advance purchase – conference rate hotel accommodations; room charge only – ground transportation, meals (no alcohol) are reimbursable

Registration for Spring Group Meeting to open Feb. 25

The next SWOG Group Meeting will be held April 30 – May 3, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. This four-day event will feature a full and varied agenda, providing hundreds of oncology professionals from across the country and beyond with updates on clinical trials and opportunities to connect and collaborate. Continuing Medical …

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