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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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New SWOG sites

SWOG member institution the University of Utah has added a new network component site, the Dixie Regional Medical Center.

SWOG also has two new affiliate institutions:

  • Lahey Clinic Medical Center
    PI: Paul J. Hesketh, M.D.
    Head CRA: Julie C. Roache, B.S.

  • University of Florida Shands Cancer Center in Gainesville, FL
    PI: Nam H. Dang, M.D., Ph.D.
    Head CRA: Giselle Moore-Higgs, A.R.N.P.

Finally, the Kansas City CCOP has added two new institutions as network component sites:

  • Heartland Hematology-Oncology Associates, Inc., Kansas City, MO

  • Liberty Radiation Oncology Clinic, Liberty, MO

And a correction
The March Update listed two new SWOG institutions -- St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, CO and St Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT -- but mistakenly associated the wrong names with these sites.

Sue Majeski, C.C.R.P., of the University of Colorado, writes of St. Mary's Hospital "I am working with Diane Melancon, M.D., and Mary Vaughan, R.N., to get Grand Junction up and running."

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is a network component for the Michigan CRC CCOP, whose head CRA, Beth LaVasseur, R.N., M.S., identifies Jonathon Sporn, M.D., and Carla Mancini, R.N., B.S.N., as the investigator and CRA responsible for St. Francis.

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