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Intermittent hormone therapy for prostate cancer inferior to continuous therapy

Cathy Tangen contributes to international study, finding on again-off again prostate cancer treatment has quality of life benefits, but continuous therapy improves overall survival

June 4, 2012

Many men with metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer live longer on continuous androgen-deprivation therapy (also known as hormone therapy) than on intermittent therapy, according to a 17-year study led by SWOG (formerly Southwest Oncology Group), a cancer research cooperative group.

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Lower income cancer patients less likely to join clinical trials

Joseph Unger-led study finds poor patients stymied by financial, logistical concerns, blocking representation and access to latest therapies

June 4, 2012

According to a large study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s SWOG (formerly the Southwest Oncology Group) cancer research cooperative group, cancer patients with annual household incomes below $50,000 were less likely to participate in clinical trials than higher income patients and were more likely to be concerned about how to pay for clinical trial participation.

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Press Lab's Till wins SWOG award

Brian Till, research associate, studies mantle cell lymphoma

Sept. 21, 2009

Dr. Brian Till, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division, was among five early career researchers chosen by the Southwest Oncology Group to attend the group’s 2009 Young Investigator Training Course. The three-day workshop, which took place last week in Seattle, provided intensive training in how to design and conduct cancer clinical trials that may involve hundreds of patients at institutions throughout North America.

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Study re-evaluation shows beneficial findings for finasteride

New data shows the drug can reduce risk of prostate-cancer development

May 27, 2008

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