Cancer Institute

  • Clinical Trials Group Participation

    The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) conducts clinical and basic scientific research in the treatment and prevention of gynecologic malignancies. The GOG is committed to maintaining the highest standards in clinical trials development, execution, analysis and distribution of results. The GOG receives support from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Approximately 45 individual clinical trials are active at any one time within GOG for patients with a variety of gynecologic malignancies, including cancers that arise from the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva.

    The GOG administrative office is in Philadelphia, PA, and the Statistical and Data Center is in Buffalo, NY.

    Radiation Oncology Group (RTOG)

    he Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) is a national clinical cooperative group funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to increase the survival and improve the quality of life of patients diagnosed with cancer. The primary areas of research for RTOG investigators are: brain tumors, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, cancers of the gastrointestinal system (esophagus, pancreas, rectum, anal canal and stomach), genitourinary tract cancers (bladder and prostate), sarcomas, gynecologic cancer (cervix) and breast cancer. Approximately 40 clinical trials are underway at any given time.

    The administrative and statistical offices for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group are located in Philadelphia, PA.

    Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG)

    The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) is one of the largest cancer clinical trials cooperative groups in the United States. Funded by research grants from the National Cancer Institute, the group conducts clinical trials to prevent and treat cancer in adults, and to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. The SWOG studies many adult cancer types, including breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and lung cancers, as well as melanoma, myeloma, leukemia and lymphoma. Approximately 100 clinical trials are underway at any given time. Selected studies are available through the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

    Headquarters for the Southwest Oncology Group are located at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.. The Operations Office for the group is in San Antonio, TX, and the Statistical Center is at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA.

    Children's Oncology Group (COG)

    The Children's Oncology Group is the largest childhood cancer research organization in the world. The mission of the Children's Oncology Group is to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. The group designs and conducts clinical trials to determine optimal treatments for childhood cancer; identifies causes of cancer to develop strategies for prevention; and conducts research to improve the quality of life and survival.

    COG studies are conducted at UMMC through Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. For more information on COG studies, call (601) 984-5220.