A recent round of grant reviews resulted in new awardees from programs supporting SWOG Young Investigators and SEED Fund projects.

2017 SWOG Early Exploration & Development Fund

Awards are made from The Hope Foundation SEED Fund to encourage preliminary research that will potentially translate to future trials or trial-associated project (translational medicine studies) within SWOG and the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN).

July SEED Fund Recipients

Uma Borate, MD, MS
Oregon Health & Science University
"Identification of AML Patients with Germline Gene Mutations that Predispose to Myeloid Malignancies to Enhance Early Detection of Transformation Risk to AML in Affected Individuals with Familial Mutations"

Joshua Meeks, MD, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
"Development of a Molecular Risk Stratification Tool for High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer"

2017 SWOG Young Investigator Training Course

The Young Investigator Training Course gives early career researchers 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 NCTN. 

(above, L-R)
Eileen P. Connolly, MD, PhD, Columbia University
Zeynep Eroglu, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center
Kerryn Reding, PhD, MPh, University of Washington
Raid Aljumaily, MD, University of Oklahoma
Lucia Nappi, MD, PhD, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Centre

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