This post is the ninth 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.

In their conversation captured by StoryCorps staff at last fall’s group meeting, SWOG member Stephen Bartlett and SWOG communications manager Wendy Lawton outline the Group’s initiative to bring clinical trials back to veterans.

Awards from the SWOG/Hope Foundation VA Integration Support Program support Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers’ efforts to start or to significantly improve their participation in oncology clinical trials within the National Clinical Trials Network.

Recorded by StoryCorps Chicago.
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.