The spring 2018 meeting of the SWOG breast committee will feature the first Dr. Robert B. Livingston Translational Cancer Lectureship.

Supported in part by a generous gift from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation


Dr. Robert Boyd Livingston was a superb clinician and clinical trialist who greatly impacted the field of cancer research through a sweeping career at multiple institutions including the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Cleveland Clinic, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, as well as the University of Arizona. Nationally, many of his Dr. Robert B. Livingstondiscoveries in oncology were made through collaborative, multi-institutional efforts within SWOG, where he also served as Chair of both the Lung Cancer Committee (1974-1997) and the Breast Cancer Committee (2000-2008).

An exceptional peer and mentor to others throughout the years, Bob is remembered fondly within the SWOG research community. In his honor and with the support of his wife Shirley, SWOG has established the Dr. Robert B. Livingston Translational Breast and Lung Cancer Lectureship. The Hope Foundation has launched a donor campaign to support this lectureship in perpetuity.

The Lectureship will bring a special guest speaker to each spring SWOG group meeting, alternating between a focus on advances in translational medicine to treat breast and lung cancers.

If you wish to honor Dr. Livingston through a gift in support of this annual event, please give today and designate Livingston in your memorial note.