Since 1973, Northwestern University has been a funded member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG). Through the years, the University has consistently offered its resources and investigator commitment to both the scientific development of ECOG and to the accrual of patients to ECOG clinical trials and ancillary studies. Northwestern's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center provides the essential structural support for the University's ECOG program including its affiliated institutions (Cooperative Group Outreach Program [CGOP]). The Cancer Center successfully maintained its NCI Core Grant funding in 1996 (CA 60553) and in 1997 was named an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center. Furthermore, the Cancer Center has continued to integrate its clinical and laboratory science programs into a well-defined structure which provides important shared resources for Cancer Center members to support ECOG activity (e.g., Clinical Research Office, Serum and Tissue Banks, hematopathology, etc.) AI B. Benson III M.D., F.A.C.P. continues his role as Principal Investigator and Leo I. Gordon, M.D. continues as the Co-Principal Investigator for Northwestern's ECOG grant. Both physicians maintain leadership roles within the Cancer Center resulting in enhanced integration of ECOG and Cancer Center activity. Northwestern's commitment to ECOG is exemplified by its consistent entry of new patients to ECOG trials with a substantial number of cases in follow-up each year. In addition, Northwestern investigators continue to chair numerous ECOG clinical trials and hold a number of key leadership positions within ECOG which include: GI Committee chair (Benson), Data Monitoring Committee chair (Benson), elected Nominating Committee member (Benson), Leukemia Committee chair (Tallman), Laboratory Science Committee chair (Rosen), Oncology Nursing Committee chair (Stucky-Marshall), Lymphoma Committee co-chair (Gordon), Surgery Committee co-chair (Talamonti). In 2001, the Pathology Coordinating Office-Reference Laboraotory (PCO-RL) was relocated to Northwestern's Cancer Center. Since 1998, Northwestern investigators have authored or co-authored 79 publications and 84 abstracts and accrued 1403 patients with 1424 patients in follow-up.

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Lubner, Sam; Feng, Yang; Mulcahy, Mary et al. (2018) E4206: AMG 706 and Octreotide in Patients with Low-Grade Neuroendocrine Tumors. Oncologist 23:1006-e104
Cohee, Andrea A; Bigatti, Silvia M; Shields, Cleveland G et al. (2018) Quality of Life in Partners of Young and Old Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer Nurs 41:491-497
Smith, M R; Hong, F; Li, H et al. (2017) Mantle cell lymphoma initial therapy with abbreviated R-CHOP followed by 90Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan: 10-year follow-up of the phase 2 ECOG-ACRIN study E1499. Leukemia 31:517-519
Bhatia, Aarti K; Lee, Ju-Whei; Pinto, Harlan A et al. (2017) Double-blind, randomized phase 3 trial of low-dose 13-cis retinoic acid in the prevention of second primaries in head and neck cancer: Long-term follow-up of a trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-ACRIN Cancer Research Group (C0590). Cancer 123:4653-4662
Garg, Madhur K; Zhao, Fengmin; Sparano, Joseph A et al. (2017) Cetuximab Plus Chemoradiotherapy in Immunocompetent Patients With Anal Carcinoma: A Phase II Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Cancer Research Group Trial (E3205). J Clin Oncol 35:718-726
Agarwala, Sanjiv S; Lee, Sandra J; Yip, Waiki et al. (2017) Phase III Randomized Study of 4 Weeks of High-Dose Interferon-?-2b in Stage T2bNO, T3a-bNO, T4a-bNO, and T1-4N1a-2a (microscopic) Melanoma: A Trial of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network Cancer Research Gro J Clin Oncol 35:885-892
Sanchez-Martin, Marta; Ambesi-Impiombato, Alberto; Qin, Yue et al. (2017) Synergistic antileukemic therapies in NOTCH1-induced T-ALL. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 114:2006-2011
Cohee, Andrea A; Adams, Rebecca N; Fife, Betsy L et al. (2017) Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Social Cognitive Processing in Partners of Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum 44:44-51
Roberts, Kathryn G; Gu, Zhaohui; Payne-Turner, Debbie et al. (2017) High Frequency and Poor Outcome of Philadelphia Chromosome-Like Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Adults. J Clin Oncol 35:394-401
Cohee, Andrea A; Adams, Rebecca N; Johns, Shelley A et al. (2017) Long-term fear of recurrence in young breast cancer survivors and partners. Psychooncology 26:22-28

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