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) within SWOG and the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).Supporting SWOG logo

These awards may assist investigators with projects that support the following types of studies: preclinical data, secondary data analysis from clinical trials, pilot and feasibility studies (including early stage clinical trials), small, self-contained research projects, or development of research methodology/technology.

July SEED Fund Recipients

Uma Borate, MD, MS
Oregon Health & Science University
“Identification of AML Patients with Germline Gene Mutations that Predispose to Myeloid Malignancies to Enhance Early Detection of Transformation Risk to AML in Affected Individuals with Familial Mutations”

Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
“Development of a Molecular Risk Stratification Tool for High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer”

2017 SWOG Young Investigator Training Course
The Young Investigator Training Course gives early career researchers the opportunity to work one-on-one with SWOG’s most experienced leaders in order to develop a rigorous, relevant, and feasible SWOG trial concept to launch within the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network. The YITC involves intensive mentorship and an online course and culminates in a three-day workshop with SWOG leaders.

2017 Young Investigators

Raid Aljumaily, MD – University of Oklahoma
Eileen P. Connolly, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Zeynep Eroglu, MD – Moffitt Cancer Center
Lucia Nappi, MD, PhD – BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Centre
Kerryn Reding, PhD, MPh – University of Washington

The 2017 course will be held September 25-27 at the SWOG statistical center in Seattle, Washington.