Spring 2022 SWOG Group Meeting Preview

(Photo by Zhifei Zhou)

We’re thrilled to be planning a return to in-person events with April’s SWOG group meeting. Still, it will be unique, as the first fully hybrid conference we’ve held. All sessions will be available via online conferencing services. More about that here.

So what’s happening in Seattle? Lots of great stuff! And we’re proud to be supporting much of it through our fundraising – and grantmaking – efforts. Check out some of the highlights below.

Special Symposium
Oncology Advanced Practice Providers Can Enhance Clinical Research
Hosted by the nursing research subcommittee and the palliative and end of life care committee

Presentations and a panel of experts from the NCI and research bases will include examples of best practices in both academic and community sites. This symposium is the first component of an initiative to increase APP involvement and will be followed by an APP-specific workshop at the Fall meeting.

The Robert B. Livingston Lecture
Collaborations with Bob Livingston: A Lasting Legacy
Presented with the breast committee session

Featuring Daniel F. Hayes, MD
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Boyd Livingston was a superb clinician and clinical trialist who greatly impacted the field of cancer research through a sweeping career at multiple institutions. Nationally, many of his discoveries in oncology were made through collaborative, multi-institutional efforts within SWOG Cancer Research Network, where he served as chair of the lung cancer committee (1974-1997) and the breast cancer committee (2000-2008).

In his honor and with the support of his wife Shirley, SWOG established the Dr. Robert B. Livingston Translational Breast and Lung Cancer Lectureship. The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research raises funds to support this lectureship in perpetuity and brings a special guest speaker to SWOG group meetings, alternating between a focus on lung and breast cancer advances in translational medicine.

Special Committee & Travel Support

We’ll also be funding numerous enhancements to meeting sessions, including A/V needs and refreshments. Thirteen committees are utilizing our group meeting program for working group gatherings both on- and off-site, and dozens of travelers will be supported through our funding mechanisms, including the SWOG BOG and CRA/nurse travel support programs.

These and all of our programs are made possible with generous donor contributions – we’re grateful for this support.


Michael LeBlanc, PhD
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