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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 …

Registration for Spring Group Meeting to open Feb. 25

The next SWOG Group Meeting will be held April 30 – May 3, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. This four-day event will feature a full and varied agenda, providing hundreds of oncology professionals from across the country and beyond with updates on clinical trials and opportunities to connect and collaborate. Continuing Medical …

2016 Group Meeting Exhibits

At each Group Meeting, SWOG presents industry partners with the opportunity to exhibit their products and services over a two-day period. Benefits of participation include interaction with and exposure to hundreds of oncology professionals, high-profile placement of display areas, and inclusion of name and/or logo on meeting banners and in agenda booklets. In addition to its …

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 …

The Hope Foundation Grants Two SWOG Development Awards

The Development Awards fund novel research with potential to inform future SWOG trials. The review committee most recently convened to conduct thorough evaluations of eleven applications. Two awards were granted: Dr. Omar Aljitawi “Pilot study exploring the use of hyperbaric oxygen in autologous PBSC transplantation” Dr. Robert Doebele “Evaluation of crizotinib resistance mechanisms to predict …

Fall 2014 Group Meeting

October 22-25, 2014. Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois Exhibits: October 23-24 The Hope Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Spring 2014 Group Meeting

April 30-3, 2014. Hyatt Regency San Francisco, California. Exhibits: May 1-2 The Hope Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Michael LeBlanc, PhD
Group Statistician

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