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SWOG Update
April 2010

Welcome to the April 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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Study Updates  
S0941: TKIs against biliary cancers
bile ducts illustration Just launched, S0941 tests combined erlotinib and sorafenib on patients with unresectable or metastasized gallbladder carcinoma or cholangiocarcinoma. [more]
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Some like it hot. But not biospecimens.

A reminder from the SWOG Data Operations Center to all who send specimens to the lymphoma and myeloma repositories at the University of Arizona. Daily temperatures from spring to fall in Arizona are above 95 degrees. All samples -- draw tubes, aliquotted but not yet frozen serum, bone marrow, slides, and paraffin blocks -- must have cold packs. U.S. mail is not the preferred method as their delivery time is often too long and the integrity of the blocks and slides this time of year is often compromised.

All frozen samples should contain a minimum of 5 pounds of dry ice to ensure sample integrity throughout the duration of shipment.

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