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SWOG Stories: Life after brain cancer

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “It’s like my brain used to be a Prius and now it’s a Hummer, but the gas tank is the …

SWOG Stories: Adolescents and young adults facing cancer

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “He knew, he told me later, the minute I said, ‘It wakes me up at night.’” – Heidi Abrams In …

SWOG Stories: Coming together for a common mission

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here “It completely transformed my experience in SWOG.” – Dr. Jill Hamilton-Reeves SWOG Cancer Research Network is committed to supporting investigators …

SWOG at 60: Largest U.S. cancer prevention trial, ever

This post is part of our SWOG Stories series, a collection of diverse perspectives from doctors, recruiters, members, patient advocates, and others across the Group. You can listen to all of these wonderful conversations here. “We built an incredible network of connections.” – Karen Anderson Karen Anderson, former leader of Recruitment and Retention at the …

SWOG Expands Cancer Clinical Trial Access for U.S. Military Veterans

Nov. 3, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    SWOG Expands Cancer Clinical Trial Access for U.S. Military Veterans PORTLAND, OR – For the second year, SWOG, the cancer clinical trials network, and its charity, The Hope Foundation, are providing $125,000 to five U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers to expand access to cancer clinical trials. …

60th Anniversary Fundraising Challenge

You Give $100,000. Young Investigator Programs Get $200,000. Join our matching gift campaign.  2016 Goal $100,000 (82% Reached) [wppb progress=82 option=red fullwidth=true] As SWOG turns 60, more than 200,000 trial participants have been enrolled. Let’s raise $200,000 in their honor. When SWOG members give a total of $100,000 in 2016, The Hope Foundation will double …

Fall 2016 Group Meeting Recap

60 Never Looked So Good! Over 800 SWOG members, industry professionals, corporate representatives, and cancer research advocates gathered for the fall 2016 group meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago Sept. 14-17. Throughout four days, 30 disease, research, and administrative committees met to review progress, identify needs, and plan future research directions. “Over the course of our 60-year …

6 Young Investigators Named for 2016 Training Course

The 2016 participants for SWOG‘s Young Investigator Training Course (YITC) to be held in Seattle from Sept. 26-28 were reviewed and selected in late August. The YITC is SWOG’s premier education opportunity for early career investigators, and remains a major way that new trials and new leaders get into SWOG’s network.  This year’s cohort includes: Uma M. …

Two 2016 Coltman Fellows, Three Impact Awards Announced

2016 Coltman Fellows Melissa Accordino, MD, of Columbia University Medical Center, and Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, of the Yale University School of Medicine have been awarded Coltman Fellowships from The Hope Foundation. Accordino’s fellowship will support her work comparing disease monitoring in patients with metastatic breast and colorectal cancers. Chiang will utilize Hope support for her efforts …

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