clinical cooperative group


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clinical cooperative group

Research A group–eg SWOG, ECOG–of health care institutions or investigators that collaborate to develop and implement common therapeutic protocols

clinical cooperative group

A network of clinicians and scientists who work together from widely separated locations to study and treat relatively rare diseases, e.g., certain forms of cancer. In cancer care, prominent clinical cooperative groups include the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG), and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG).
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Study analyses are based on 65 pairwise relationships that 38 CCOPs established with eight clinical cooperative groups in September 1983 (the beginning of the CCOP-I funding cycle) and maintained through February 1989 (the end of the second reporting period of CCOP-II).
The clinical cooperative groups include the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), the National Surgical Adjuvant Project for Breast and Bowel Cancers (NSABP), the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG), the Children's Cancer Study Group (CCSG), and the Pediatric Oncology Group (POG).

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