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SWOG Update
March 2010

Welcome to the March 2010 SWOG Update.

For all members and friends of the Southwest Oncology Group, the SWOG Update will keep you informed of what's happening with the Group. News to report? Send it to

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Chair's Corner  
Charting a course to clinical benefit
Laurence H. Baker photo As imaging tools, biomarker tests, and genetic assays become ever more sophisticated at slicing and dicing our patients' tumors and genomes, it becomes ever harder but ever more necessary to keep clinical benefit in sight. [more]

Study Updates  

X-ray image of chest with shadow on lung S0709: Prognostic proteomics in NSCLC
"By using serum proteomics rather than EGFR mutation status to screen patients for erlotinib, we can potentially benefit a larger group of patients," says Primo Lara, Jr., M.D., lead study coordinator of the S0709 lung cancer trial. [more]

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  • Oncology Research RN Coordinator, St. Joseph Mercy, Oakland, MI
    St. Joseph Mercy Oakland is looking for an Oncology Research R.N. Coordinator to perform all duties necessary to coordinate, manage, and monitor cancer research studies.  Qualified candidates must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, possess a current state of Michigan R.N. license, and have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) or the equivalent experience.  Contact Clinical Recruiter Amy Koehler at or call (248) 858-3090.  Learn more.

  • Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, SWOG Operations Office, San Antonio, TX
    Responsible for conducting quality assurance audits according to GCP guidelines for the Southwest Oncology Group. B.S.N., R.N. degree with minimum three years oncology nursing and clinical research experience required. Must have strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. Must be willing to travel up to 50%. Fax resume to (210) 614-0006.  EOE/AA.  Learn more.

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