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Preliminary Results of Foundation-Supported Project Presented at Group Meeting

Omar Aljitawi, MD, of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been researching a method to shorten the duration of neutropenia following stem cell transplantation, a standard-of-care procedure which accompanies high-dose chemotherapy for treatment of multiple blood cancers. Neutropenia invariably occurs following high-dose chemotherapy and resolves when the newly infused hematopoietic stem cells home to …

Latest Grantees Announced at Spring SWOG Meeting

Three Hope Foundation grantees were announced at last week’s Spring 2015 SWOG Group Meeting in San Francisco. Following rigorous review processes, we are pleased to offer funding for the following research projects: SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award “Personalizing treatment for newly diagnosed AML using a novel ex vivo screen” Marc Loriaux, MD, PhD of Oregon Health & …

#SWOGonc Highlights from Spring Group Meeting

We spent much of last week in San Francisco participating in the Spring 2015 SWOG Group Meeting. If you weren’t able to attend, the social media highlights below provide a brief introduction to just some of the engaging topics covered over four days of events. As usual, we left feeling inspired by all that is happening …

SEED Grants Awarded for Projects in Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Two grants have been awarded via The Hope Foundation’s SWOG Early Exploration and Development (SEED) 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). These grants may …

Foundation Support for 2015 Group Meetings

Each spring and fall,  SWOG holds Group Meetings to share trial results and review progress, conduct Group business, provide educational programming for member oncology professionals, and determine future research directions. The Hope Foundation has been helping to support SWOG Group Meetings for more than twenty years, and this spring will see an expansion of our efforts. Below are …

Register Now for SWOG Spring Meeting

Spring 2015 Group Meeting April 29-May 2, 2015 Hyatt Regency-Embarcadero, San Francisco, California Registration is open! Visit the Group Meeting Registration website linked above to register for the meeting, make hotel reservations, and view the meeting schedule and other details. The Report of Studies will be available on the meeting webpage by late March. SWOG has incorporated …

Summit Reached and the Donor Impact

Thank you, Donors!   $110,000 Raised to Support Cancer Research! What will that provide?  Funding at that level makes so many things possible! Within SWOG, for example: Two years of support for a Coltman Fellowship One year of support for a SWOG/Hope Foundation Impact Award Two grants from the Hope Foundation SEED Fund The SWOG …

Goldberg and Unger Named Coltman Fellows

Sarah Goldberg, MD, of the Yale Cancer Center, and Joseph Unger, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have been awarded Coltman Fellowships from The Hope Foundation. Goldberg’s fellowship will support her investigation of treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. She was previously named a SWOG Young Investigator in 2013. Unger will utilize …

Updates from the Mountain

Day 4: We were supposed to have cell coverage at Shira Two, today’s camp, but only Tanzanian phones have reception so far. Other electronics doing well–my solar charger performed like a champ this AM, and the diabetic equipment seems ok to 13,000 feet. Today did make me feel like a real mountaineer. The hike was straight …

Michael LeBlanc, PhD
Group Statistician

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