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Dana Sparks Celebrates 25th Year with SWOG

Congratulations to  Dana B. Sparks, M.A.T., Director of Operations and Protocols, who celebrates 25 years with SWOG (and counting!) today. In honor of Dana’s achievement, we proudly share her retrospective. – When I first came to work at SWOG in December of 1989, I was hired as a Protocol Coordinator for the Breast, Lymphoma, Head …

Recent Coltman Fellow Looks Ahead to SWOG Study

The Hope Foundation is pleased to report the ongoing success of Coltman Fellow Veena Shankaran, M.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The award period for Dr. Shankaran’s fellowship project, “Implementation of a Prospective Financial Impact Assessment Tool in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer” concluded this year and a related SWOG study is slated …

New for Fall 2014: Hope Foundation Donor Lounge

If you’re attending Group Meeting in Chicago next month, then we hope to see you in The Hope Foundation Donor Lounge. As a way of giving thanks and recognizing our vital supporters, we’ve reserved the Hong Kong Suite for those who have supported SWOG through charitable contributions to Hope. October 23-25, donors are invited to …

Thank you, Dr. John S. Macdonald

We’d like to sincerely thank Dr. John S. Macdonald, as he has recently stepped down from the Board of Directors of The Hope Foundation. Dr. Macdonald served for more than 20 years and was one of nine initial Directors nominated by the SWOG Board of Governors at the Group Meeting held in October of 1993. …

Coltman Fellowship Applications Due September 1

The primary purpose of the Dr. Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship is to engage outstanding young investigators from SWOG affiliated institutions in learning clinical trial methodology within an academic and cooperative group environment that will lead to independent clinical research, while honoring the legacy of long-time SWOG Chair and leader, Dr. Charles Coltman. To qualify, …

Young Investigators Training Course Applications Due July 8

The Young Investigators Training Course is designed to intensively train selected young investigators in the SWOG system for protocol development, maintenance, and administration in order to develop a cadre of experts to quickly and efficiently develop priority studies. For the purposes of this training, young investigators are defined as oncology fellows in training or assistant …

Foundation Earns Reaccreditation by ACCME

We are pleased to report that The Hope Foundation has received notification of its continued Accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Staff members who worked diligently throughout the reaccreditation process are thrilled that Hope’s CME program has demonstrated compliance. We look forward to continuing to improve our educational programming to …

Two Funding Opportunities for March

SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award (formerly The SWOG Development Award) The SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award is a funding program from The Hope Foundation that encourages novel and innovative SWOG research by supporting early and conceptual stages of these projects. It is expected that support via this mechanism will lead to subsequent extramural support from other sources, …

Soham Puvvada is 2013 Coltman Fellow

Soham Puvvada, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, has been awarded a Charles A. Coltman, Jr., Fellowship from The Hope Foundation. The funding will support her development of a phase III randomized clinical trial that will compare rituximab-chemotherapy induction plus maintenance rituximab with or without ibrutinib in patients with newly diagnosed …

Michael LeBlanc, PhD
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