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About SWOG Cancer Research Network

SWOG Cancer Research Network is a global cancer research community of over 20,000 members in 45 states and ten countries who design and conduct publicly funded clinical trials.

The group is a proud member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network and the NCI Community Oncology Research Program, and is a major part of the cancer research infrastructure in the U.S. and the world. Since its founding in 1956, SWOG has established a rich trove of resources. Its online clinical trial and publications search tool includes more than 1,400 trials and over 5,000 trial publications and presentations. SWOG's biorepository includes more than 1.3 million blood, tissue, and other biological samples. All of these resources are publicly available in order to advance cancer research worldwide.

SWOG trials have:

  • Led to the approval of 14 cancer drugs

  • Changed more than 100 standards of cancer care, and

  • Saved more than 3 million years of human life

Headquartered at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Ore., with an additional network operations center office in San Antonio, Texas, SWOG has a statistics and data management center based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Cancer Research And Biostatistics in Seattle, Wash. The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, a public charity, supports SWOG’s work.

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Learn more about the value of SWOG Cancer Research Network trials