SWOG is committed to supporting investigators early in their clinical research careers through mentorship, professional development, and research support. Established in 1999, the SWOG Young Investigator Training Course (YITC) is the hallmark program for its early career members.
The YITC gives young investigators 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. The course plays a central role in fostering new leadership and ensuring the longevity and legacy of SWOG’s cancer research program.
Participants are expected to have previous experience within SWOG, or make a future commitment to do so. About four to six young investigators are selected each year, and attendees have gone on to launch several SWOG trials, including trials testing treatments for breast, lung, and colorectal cancers, and to take on leadership roles in the group.
All costs for the workshop including travel, ground transportation, meals, lodging, materials and the workshop itself will be free of charge to the selected young investigators and their institutions.
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Please note: In compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, components of this program (travel, meals, educational materials) may require reports of payment or transfer of value provided to all US licensed physicians. The Foundation will alert grantees should regulations mandate reporting.