The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is SWOG Cancer Research Networks's primary funder through its National Clinical Trials Network and NCI Community Oncology Research Program. The NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the leading cancer research organization in the United States.
The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research is SWOG's public charity, raising funds and managing programs that support SWOG's mission. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, The Hope Foundation has provided more than $45 million in support of SWOG since its founding.
The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University serves as SWOG's headquarters, and is home of the group chair's office, which includes budgets and contracts, and communications and publications staff. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is in the process of building a large-scale early cancer detection program following the successful completion of the $1 billion OHSU Knight Cancer Challenge and is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle - an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is the home of SWOG's statistics and data management center. At Fred Hutch, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) is part of SWOG's statistics and data management center. CRAB provides data management, information technology, applications development, and project management support for SWOG. CRAB is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1997. CRAB is mission-driven, with its goal to prevent and cure cancer. CRAB has pioneered the development of statistical methods and technologies to optimize cancer research.
Nationwide Children's Hospital's Biopathology Center manages SWOG's biorepository, which includes over 1.1 million tissue, blood, and other biological samples obtained during the conduct of SWOG trials. The bank is a public resource whose samples are available, with approval by the NCI-sponsored NCTN Core Correlative Sciences Committee, to researchers worldwide. Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric healthcare and research institutions in the U.S.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a basic science partner with SWOG, providing expertise, education, and collaboration in genomics and other areas of cancer biology. Founded in 1890, the Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, student, and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory's education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school, and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.
The Jackson Laboratory is a basic science partner with SWOG, providing expertise, education, and collaboration in genomics and other areas of cancer biology. The Jackson Laboratory, founded in 1929, is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center, a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. It employs 1,900 staff, and its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.