SWOG/Hope fund will support role of VAs in NCTN trials
[Nov. 11, 2014]
SWOG-VA integration support will address the needs of VA medical centers that have been challenged by participation in NCI cooperative group (and now NCTN) cancer clinical trials for a variety of reasons, including lack of adequate institutional support and staffing for the conduct of studies and recruitment of veterans. These funds from The Hope Foundation will allow a select group of VA medical centers or small consortia to apply for one-time startup funds to increase access to cooperative group/NCTN trials within the VA system. Support may be used to assist sites in joining SWOG, in developing local procedures, in enrolling to the NCI Central IRB, or to cover salary for a specified cooperative group/NCTN on-site coordinator.
The Request for Applications (RFA) for these $25,000 awards will be posted soon. Please check back here at swog.org or check The Hope Foundation website at thehopefoundation.org.