Category: News

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: 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 …

SWOG at 60: Largest U.S. cancer prevention trial, ever

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. “We built an incredible network of connections.” – Karen Anderson Karen Anderson, former leader of Recruitment and Retention at the …

SWOG Expands Cancer Clinical Trial Access for U.S. Military Veterans

Nov. 3, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    SWOG Expands Cancer Clinical Trial Access for U.S. Military Veterans PORTLAND, OR – For the second year, SWOG, the cancer clinical trials network, and its charity, The Hope Foundation, are providing $125,000 to five U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers to expand access to cancer clinical trials. …

60th Anniversary Fundraising Challenge

You Give $100,000. Young Investigator Programs Get $200,000. Join our matching gift campaign.  2016 Goal $100,000 (82% Reached) [wppb progress=82 option=red fullwidth=true] As SWOG turns 60, more than 200,000 trial participants have been enrolled. Let’s raise $200,000 in their honor. When SWOG members give a total of $100,000 in 2016, The Hope Foundation will double …

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