This post is the second in our series, SWOG Stories.
We’re collecting and sharing conversations from across the Group. The series was first conceived of to honor SWOG’s 60th anniversary, and has continued to grow. We have posted – and will continue to post – these wonderful conversations here.


SWOG is committed to supporting investigators early in their clinical research careers. Established in 1999, the SWOG Young Investigator Training Course (YITC) is the hallmark program for its early career members.

In the segment below recorded at last spring’s group meeting, Drs. Jill Hamilton-Reeves and Joshua Mammen, both of the University of Kansas Medical Center, describe their experience with the YITC, how it helped advance their work within SWOG, and their aspirations for the future.

Drs. Jill Hamilton-Reeves & Joshua Mammen

Drs. Jill Hamilton-Reeves & Joshua Mammen

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.

Valuable SWOG educational programs like the YITC are funded with support from individual donors like you. Your gifts directly sustain these professional development opportunities, helping to build knowledge and expertise within the group, thereby furthering its mission to treat and prevent cancer.