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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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CRA Openings (Spring 2010)

-- by Amy DeBlaise, B.A., C.C.R.P., Communications Chair, CRA Committee

Have you ever wanted to see your name in the Group Meeting guide or in the Report of Studies? Do you wonder how to become active in a Disease Site Committee? Well, you have your chance right now. The CRA Executive Committee is asking interested and dedicated Clinical Research Associates to self-nominate for open CRA Committee positions. Positions are available on the following committees:
  1. Cancer Prevention Committee (1 position)
  2. Symptom Control and QOL Committee (1 position)
  3. Health Disparities and Outcomes Committee (1 position)
  4. Molecular Epidemiology Committee (Disease Site representative needed for the following)
    • Bone Marrow/Stem Cell
    • Early Therapeutics
    • Pharmacy
    • Surgery
    • Translational Medicine
    • Clinical Practices
As a Committee Representative you may be asked to participate in protocol reviews, serve as a resource to other CRAs, or perform other duties as assigned.

If you are interested in self-nominating or would like more information, please contact Amy DeBlaise, B.A., C.C.R.P., communications chair, at or at 818-409-7653 during normal business hours PST.

Self-nominations are contingent on supporting documentation from your PI and a telephone interview.

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