The Southwest Oncology Group: Progress in Cancer Research

Charles A. Coltman

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Beginning in the mid 1950s and continuing through today, the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) has been a leader in cancer clinical research in adults. SWOG has contributed to the field of cancer research through both the logistical development of new systems, technologies, statistical methodologies, and training, and through specific tangible contributions to science, addressing the standard of care for almost every adult malignancy. This review summarizes the highlights of SWOG contributions over the years, including contributions in medical oncology, staging, radiation oncology, surgery, and other cancer-related disciplines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)545-552
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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