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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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CALGB's new Specimen Tracking System (STS) takes off

For those who put patients on trials for the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, that cooperative group has just deployed a new system for tracking specimens. Benefits of CALGB's Specimen Tracking System (STS) include the following:
  • Easy to use Web-based system
  • Specimen Checklist clearly shows which specimens to collect when
  • No more paper specimen submission forms
  • Better communication between collecting sites and repositories and laboratories
  • Self-paced training, recorded Webinar, and User Guide available online
The system also includes on-screen instructions, one-click lookup for specimen preparation and shipping instructions, and automatically generated packing slips. Learn more about the new CALGB STS from the system's help menu.
CALGB Specimen Tracking System

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