The SWOG Young Investigator Training Course was established in 1999 to provide early career SWOG Cancer Research Network members the opportunity to work one-on-one with group leaders to develop rigorous, relevant, and feasible trial concepts to launch within the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network.

Executive leadership have selected six 2019 young investigators from across the network:

Arya Amini, MD
City of Hope

The 2019 YITC runs September 9-11 at Cancer Research And Biostatistics in Seattle, WA (photo: Vlad Tchompalov)

José Rodrigo Espinosa Fernández, MD
Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCAN), Mexico

Leah Ferrucci, PhD, MPH
Yale School of Public Health

Brian Hess, MD
Medical University of South Carolina

Benjamin Maughan, MD
University of Utah

Jing Christine Ye, MD, MSc
University of Michigan

As of fall 2018, former SWOG young investigators had gone on to lead 45 clinical trials within the NCTN.
To learn more about the program’s impact, see SWOG Chair Dr. Charles Blanke’s Front Line blog post.