Registration is Open Now!

Please visit the Group Meeting Registration website to register for the meeting and view the schedule and other details. We look forward to your participation at the Fall 2020 Virtual Group Meeting!

Note: To ensure we use the most appropriate virtual platform for each session, please register for each meeting that you plan to attend. All sessions are in CST.

If you wish to add meetings to your calendar, please visit the “Schedule of Events” page. You can then create your itinerary and add to calendar. About a week prior to the meeting we will post a link on the group meeting page to access the virtual meeting microsite. We will also send emails to registered participants with information on accessing the site. WebEx details for all open meetings will be available on the microsite. Call-in details for closed/invitation only meetings will not be available on the site but will be emailed to participants separately.

Get off the Couch and Crush the Crab!

Warm up for the group meeting while helping to support SWOG Cancer Research Network.

We usually lace up and hit the Embarcadero each spring in San Francisco for our traditional “Crush the Crab” fun run and walk. (The crab, of course, is cancer). Since we missed the event this spring, we’re bringing it back this fall in a virtual version.

Here’s how the 2020 Crush the Crab works:

  • Register any time before Sept. 19
  • It’s free, but donations and team fundraising are encouraged!
  • Run or walk a 5K any time between Sept. 12-Sept. 19
  • Record and share a video via Tribute 

Video tributes will be played during the group meeting proceedings. Tell us about who and what inspires you!

Robert B. Livingston Lectureship

Dr. Robert B. LivingstonDr. Robert Boyd Livingston was a clinician and researcher who made a major impact on the field of cancer research through a sweeping career at multiple institutions, including the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Cleveland Clinic, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, and the University of Arizona. Established in 2017 by The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, this lectureship brings a special guest speaker to each spring meeting. Speakers discuss advances in translational medicine breast cancers in one year, then lung cancers the next year. Livingston chaired both SWOG committees between 1974 and 2008.

We were not able to have this lecture during the spring meeting but will have it for this fall!

Please look for the pre-recorded lecture by Gabriel Hortobagyi, MD titled “Progress in Endocrine Therapy: Next Steps”

Special Recognition Awards

Currently seeking nominations!

SWOG and The Hope Foundation are seeking nominations of SWOG members who show commitment and passion beyond the normal call of duty—at organizations inside or outside of our SWOG network. For example, a nominee for the Humanitarian Award may be a volunteer at their local foodbank or involved in international healthcare; a Patient Advocacy nominee may be a professional patient advocate, or may be a health care professional who has shown outstanding service to patients more generally. Overall, the awards recognize the outstanding leaders we have among us at SWOG, and celebrate their efforts in bettering our field and our world.

Those honored with awards are presented with a plaque and $500 gift on behalf of SWOG and The Hope Foundation, who genuinely appreciate their dedication to their cause.

View the Nomination Form