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Cooperative Groups

  • ACOSOG: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
    • The purpose of this oncology group is to conduct prospective, randomized clinical trials evaluating surgical therapies in the management of patients with solid tumors. Information about protocols, statistical data, standard operating procedures and patient registration are available on this site.
  • ACRIN: American College of Radiology Imaging Network
    • ACRIN's overall goal is - through clinical trials of diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapeutic technologies - to generate information that will lengthen and improve the quality of life of cancer patients. Information about protocols, toxicity, and research objectives are available on this site.
  • CALGB: Cancer and Leukemia Group B
    • The CALGB was founded in 1955 with a goal of bringing together clinical oncologists and laboratory investigators to develop better treatments for cancer. CALGB research is focused on seven major disease areas: leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal malignancies, genito-urinary malignancies, and melanoma.
  • COG: Children's Oncology Group
    • C.O.G. develops and coordinates cancer clinical trials conducted at the 238 member institutions, which include cancer centers of all major university and teaching hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as sites in Europe and Australia. C.O.G. members include over 5000 cancer researchers dedicated to saving the lives of children with cancer.
  • ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
    • The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) is one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, and conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers. Detailed information on protocols is available.
  • EORTC: European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer
    • The purpose of the EORTC is to conduct, develop, coordinate, and stimulate laboratory and clinical research in Europe in order to improve the management of cancer and related problems by increasing survival but also patients' quality of life.
  • GOG: Gynecologic Oncology Group
    • The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is a national organization dedicated to clinical research in the field of gynecologic cancer. The purpose of the GOG is to improve the treatment of gynecologic cancer. These goals are addressed through research encompassing surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, pathology, immunology and/or gynecologic nursing.
  • National Wilms Tumor Study Group
    • The National Wilms Tumor Study Group (NWTSG) is a multi-institutional study of the treatment of patients with Wilms tumor. The study involves the collaboration of a large number of pediatric surgeons, pediatric oncologists, pediatric radiation oncologists, pediatric urologists, and allied health professionals with a goal of developing more effective treatments for children with Wilms tumor, as well as looking for the causes of this cancer.
  • NCCTG: North Central Cancer Treatment Group
    • The North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) is an affiliation of approximately 20 community clinics throughout the United States with a research base located at Mayo Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. The NCCTG's philosophy is based on the premises that quality cancer research can be conducted by community clinics. Community clinics provide the ultimate proving ground for applying new cancer treatment and cancer control procedures to the general population. The main activity of the NCCTG is the development and implementation of clinical cancer research studies.
  • NCIC: National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group
    • The NCIC CTG is a cooperative oncology group which carries out clinical trials in cancer therapy and supportive care across Canada and internationally.
  • NSABP: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
    • The NSABP conducts clinical trials in breast and colorectal cancer at hundreds of locations around the country. In addition to treatment trials, NSABP conducts large prevention trials.
  • RTOG: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
    • The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group conducts clinical trials employing radiotherapy alone and in combination with other modalities in a broad range of cancers. The Group is also active in using different radiotherapeutic modalities such as implantation, radiosurgery, and three dimensional conformal treatment planning. The "Protocol Summaries" section offers links to both a summary and a complete version of RTOG protocol documents, including sample informed consent forms for each study.
  • SWOG:Southwest Oncology Group
    • The Southwest Oncology Group is one of the largest clinical trials organizations in the world. It conducts clinical trials and basic research in a number of different types of cancer. A search for open clinical trials provides you with the title, abstract, and other information.