Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
Founded in 1956, CALGB’s network includes 26 university medical centers, more than 200 community hospitals and more than 3,000 oncology specialists.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
One of the oldest and largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, ECOG conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers. Approximately 6,000 patients enter ECOG studies each year.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Located in Seattle, the center is home to an internationally acclaimed lineup of scientists, including three Nobel Prize-winners, a MacArthur Fellow and members of other prestigious organizations, such as the National Academy of Sciences. The Hutchinson Center, together with its clinical and research partners—the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance—comprise the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The Consortium is one of 40 U.S. institutions designated as comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute.
Gynecologic Oncology Group
A nonprofit that works to promote excellence in research into gynecological cancers, the Gynecologic Oncology Group has about 45 clinical trials active at any one time.
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
The Project has enrolled more than 110,000 men and women in clinical trials involving breast and colorectal cancer. Its breast-cancer studies led to the establishment of lumpectomy plus radiation over radical mastectomy as the standard surgical treatment for breast cancer.
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)
A clinical research arm of the American College of Radiology, the RTOG maintains a roster of 40 active studies. The primary focus is on cancers of the central nervous system, head and neck, lung, gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, anal canal, and rectum), genitourinary tract (bladder and prostate), breast, and cervix.
Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)
A network of more than 5,000 physicians representing 570 institutions, Southwest Oncology Group is one of the largest clinical trials cooperative in the United States. Its Statistical Center is located in Seattle at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The group studies many types of adult cancer, including breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, and lung cancers, as well as melanoma, myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma. Approximately 100 clinical trials are active at any given time.
University of Washington School of Nursing
Harrison has partnered with the University of Washington to study the effectiveness of four educational and support programs designed for children and spouses of cancer patients. Participation is free. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-685-0837 or 866-577-8062.
To learn more
The National Cancer Institute provides extensive educational resources about cancer prevention, treatment and research on its website.