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News and Announcements

Just posted! Group meeting dates through 2021

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Special memorial for Robert L. Comis, MD

The group will hold a memorial for Dr. Comis on Friday, October 27 at 6:00 PM, with reception to immediately follow, during the upcoming semi-annual meeting in Orlando. Please RSVP in your online meeting registration if you plan to attend. Follow this link

TMIST Mammography Trial Begins Enrollment

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New NCI-MATCH / EAY131 information

Explore new website content. Follow this link to the NCI-MATCH / EAY131 home page.

TMIST mammography study home page

The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial, known as TMIST or study EA1151, is a breast cancer screening trial of nearly 165,000 healthy women. Follow this link to the new study information, which will expand over time.

Cancer Control and Outcomes Program updates

With recent changes, Etta D. Pisano, MD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) now chairs the Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Surveillance Committee. The Cancer Control and Survivorship Committee added a Cardiotoxicity Working Group, and appointed Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE (University of Pennsylvania) as chair. Follow this link for the updated organizational chart (downloadable).


Links to related news articles:

The Oncologist: Monica M. Bertagnolli and Peter J. O’Dwyer remember Robert L. Comis, MD

The Cancer Letter: NCI-MATCH Keeps Enrolling (a series of three in-depth articles, including a Q&A with ECOG-ACRIN study chair, Keith T. Flaherty, MD)

Business Wire: Alliance Foundation Trials Opens Global Trial Investigating First-in-Class Palbociclib in HR+, HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer (PrECOG, LLC is part of this trial)

Clinical Oncology News: Consider Neoadjuvant Targeted Therapy for RCC (mentions the EA8143 aka PROSPER RCC trial; free registration required for access)






Welcome to the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group website, the source of information about the cooperative group that was formed by the merger of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN). We are excited to share news of our collaborative effort to design and conduct ground-breaking translational and clinical research.

The merger brought together the strengths and capabilities of two highly respected organizations. Since 1955, ECOG has performed practice-changing multicenter cancer clinical trials, working with more than 6000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, statisticians, clinical research associates, and cancer research advocates from the United States and around the world. ACRIN, the premier imaging science program in the nation, complements ECOG’s research efforts with its expertise in early detection, imaging diagnosis, comparative-effectiveness research, and cost-effectiveness analysis. Now, as a single entity, we aim to achieve earlier cancer detection, more successful therapeutic intervention, higher rates of prevention, and better patient outcomes.

We look forward to sharing our research and partnering with you, as we reshape the future of patient care.

Robert L. Comis, MD
Group Co-Chair

Mitchell D. Schnall, MD, PhD
Group Co-Chair







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