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The purpose of this page is to define terms specific to HemOnc.org as well as other commonly used acronyms.

HemOnc.org-specific terms

Cooperative groups

  • ACCOG: Anglo-Celtic Cooperative Oncology Group
  • ACOSOG: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  • ACTION: Alliance for Clinical Trials In Oncology
  • AERO: Association Européenne de Recherche en Oncologie
  • AGMT: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medikamentöse Tumortherapie
  • AIO: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie
  • CALGB: Cancer and Leukemia Group B
  • CECOG: Central European Cooperative Oncology Group
  • CRUK: Cancer Research UK
  • ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  • ECOG-ACRIN: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group-American College of Radiology Imaging Network
  • EORTC: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
  • FNCLCC: Federation Nationale des Centres de Lutte Contre le Cancer
  • GERCOR: Group Coopérateur Multidisciplinaire en Oncologie (Multidisciplinary Group in Oncology)
  • GIVIO: Gruppo Interdisciplinare Valutazione Interventi in Oncologia
  • GOIM: Gruppo Oncologico Dell’Italia Meridionale
  • GOIRC: Gruppo Oncologico Italiano di Ricerca Clinica (Italian Oncology Group for Clinical Research)
  • GONO: Gruppo Oncologico Nord-Ouest (North-West Oncology Group)
  • GOSCI: Gruppo Oncologico Centro-Sud-Isole
  • HeCOG: Hellenic Cooperative Oncology Group
  • HOG: Hoosier Oncology Group
  • HORG: Hellenic Oncology Research Group
  • HOVON: Hemato-Oncologie voor Volwassenen Nederland (Dutch Haemato-Oncology Cooperative Study Group)
  • ICCG: The International Collaborative Cancer Group
  • JACCRO: Japan Clinical Cancer Research Organization
  • JCOG: Japan Clinical Oncology Group
  • JFMC: Japanese Foundation for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cancer
  • KCSG: Korean Cancer Study Group
  • MCSGO: Multi-center Clinical Study Group of Osaka
  • NCCTG: North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  • NCIC-CTG: National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group
  • NEJ: North-East Japan Study Group
  • OSHO: Ostdeutsche Studiengruppe Hamato-Onkologie (East German Study Group of Hematology and Oncology)
  • SAKK: Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research
  • SECSG: Southeastern Cancer Study Group
  • SICOG: Southern Italy Cooperative Oncology Group
  • SWOG: Southwest Oncology Group
  • TCOG: Tokyo Cooperative Oncology Group
  • TOG: Turkish Oncology Group
  • UK MRC: United Kingdom Medical Research Council
  • UK NCRI: United Kingdom National Cancer Research Institute
  • UNICANCER: National Federation of French Cancer Centres
  • WJOG: West Japan Oncology Group
  • WSG: West German Study Group

Hematology-focused

  • ALLG: Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group
  • COSAH: Cooperative Study Group A for Hematology
  • GIMEMA: Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche Maligne dell'Adulto
  • PETHEMA: Programa para el Estudio de la Terapéutica en Hemopatía Maligna

Pediatrics-focused

  • AIEOP: Associazione Italiana di Ematologia ed Oncologia Pediatrica
  • CCG: Children's Cancer Group
  • CCCG: Chinese Children’s Cancer Group
  • COG: Children's Oncology Group
  • DCOG: Dutch Childhood Oncology Group
  • GPOH: German Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
  • POG: Pediatric Oncology Group
  • SFCE: Société Française des Cancers de l'Enfant et l'adolescent (French Society of Pediatric Oncology)
  • SFOP: Société Française d'Oncologie Ped́iatrique
  • UKCCSG: United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group

Radiation oncology-focused

  • RTOG: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  • SFRO: Société Francophone de Radiothérapie Oncologique
  • TROG: Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

Other

  • ESHO: European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology

Domain-specific study groups

Breast oncology

  • ABCSG: Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group
  • AGO-B Study Group: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie-Breast Study Group
  • ANZ BCTG: Australian-New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group
  • BCIRG: Breast Cancer International Research Group
  • BIG: Breast International Group
  • BOOG: Dutch Breast Cancer Research Group
  • DBCG: Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
  • IBCSG: International Breast Cancer Study Group
  • GABG: German Adjuvant Breast Cancer Group
  • GBG: German Breast Group
  • GEICAM: Grupo Español de Investigación en Cáncer de Mama (Spanish Research Group on Breast Cancer)
  • GIM: Gruppo Italiano Mammella
  • GROCTA: Gruppo di Ricerca per la Chemio-Ormonoterapia Adiuvante (Breast Cancer Adjuvant Chemo-Hormone Therapy Cooperative Group)
  • LCBS: Ludwig Breast Cancer Study Group
  • MIG: Mammella Inter Gruppo
  • NSABP: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  • SBG: Scandinavian Breast Group
  • SweBCG: Swedish Breast Cancer Group

Dermatologic oncology

  • DeCOG: Dermatologic Cooperative Oncology Group

Gastrointestinal oncology

  • AGITG: Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Trials Group
  • ALM-CAO: Arbeitsgruppe Lebermetastasen und-tumoren in der Chirurgischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Onkologie
  • CLIP: Cancer of the Liver Italian Programme
  • FFCD: Fédération Francophone de Cancérologie Digestive
  • GISCAD: Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio dei Carcinomi dell'Apparato Digerente (Italian Group for the Study of Digestive Tract Cancer)
  • TTD: Spanish Cooperative Group for Gastrointestinal Tumor Therapy

Colorectal cancer

  • ABCSG: Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group
  • DCCG: Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group
  • NSABP: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project

Hepatocellular carcinoma

  • GRETCH: Groupe d'Etude et de Traitement du Carcinome Hépatocellulaire
  • SASL: Swiss Association for the Study of the Liver

Pancreatic cancer

  • ESPAC: European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer
  • JSAP: Japanese Study Group of Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Genitourinary oncology

  • ANZUP: Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group
  • AUO: German Association of Urological Oncology
  • CUETO: Club Urológico Español De Tratamiento Oncológico
  • GETUG: Genitourinary Group
  • SFUO: Swedish Association for Urological Oncology
  • SOGUG: Spanish Oncology Genitourinary Group

Prostate cancer

  • SPCG: Scandinavian Prostatic Cancer Group

Testicular cancer

  • GTCSG: German Testicular Cancer Study Group
  • SGCCCG: Spanish Germ Cell Cancer Cooperative Group

Gynecologic oncology

  • AGO: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie
  • ENGOT: European Network for Gynaecological Oncological Trial groups
  • GCIG: Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup
  • GINECO:
  • GOG: Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • JGOG: Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group
  • MITO: Multicentre Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer and Gynecologic Malignancies Group
  • NOGGO: Nord-Ostdeutsche Gesellschaft Für Gynäkologische Onnologie (North-East German Society of Gynecological Oncology)

Ovarian cancer

  • ICON: International Collaborative Ovarian Neoplasm Group

Head & neck cancer

  • GORTEC: Groupe d'Oncologie Radiothérapie Tête Et Cou (French Head and Neck Oncology and Radiotherapy Group)
  • GSTTC: Gruppo di Studio Tumori della Testa e del Collo
  • TTCC: El Grupo Español de Tratamiento de Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello (Spanish Head and Neck Cancer Cooperative Group)

HIV-associated malignancy

  • AMC: AIDS Malignancy Consortium

Leukemia

  • ALCCSGA: Acute Leukemia Chemotherapy Cooperative Study Group A
  • ALGB: Acute Leukemia Group B
  • ALLG: Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group
  • DCLSG: Dutch Childhood Leukemia Study Group
  • FILO: French Innovative Leukemia Organization
  • GFM: Groupe Francophone des Myelodysplasies
  • JALSG: Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group
  • LCG: Leukaemia Cooperative Group or Lederle Cooperative Group
  • PALG: Polish Adult Leukemia Group

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia

  • GMALL: German Multicenter Study Group for Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • GRAALL: Group of Research on Adult ALL
  • LALA: French Group of Therapy of Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia

  • AMLSG: German-Austrian AML Study Group
  • GOELAM: Groupe Ouest Est Leucémies Aiguës Myéloblastiques

Acute promyelocytic leukemia

  • EAPLG: European APL Group

Chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Fi-LMC: France Intergroupe des Leucémies Myéloïdes Chroniques (French Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Study Group)

Lymphoma

  • BNLI: British National Lymphoma Investigation
  • CLG: Central Lymphoma Group UK
  • DSHNHL: German High-Grade Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Study Group
  • GELA: Groupe d'Etude des Lymphomes de l'Adulte
  • GELCAB: Grup d’Estudi dels Limfomes de Catalunya i Balears
  • GEL/TAMO: Grupo Español de Linfomas/Trasplante Autólogo de Médula Osea
  • GITIL: Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio dei Linfomi
  • GLSG: German Low-Grade Lymphoma Study Group
  • GOELAMS: Groupe Ouest-Est d'études des Leucémies Aigües et autres Maladies du Sang
  • GOTEL: Spanish Lymphoma Oncology Group
  • IELSG: International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group
  • IIL: Intergruppo Italiano Linfomi
  • LYSA: Lymphoma Study Association
  • LYSARC: Lymphoma Academic Research Organization
  • NLG: Nordic Lymphoma Group
  • StiL: Study Group indolent Lymphomas
  • UKLG: United Kingdom Lymphoma Group

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

  • FRE-CLL: French Cooperative Group on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • GFLLC: Groupe Français d'étude de la Leucémie Lymphoïde Chronique
  • GCLLSG: German CLL Study Group

Hodgkin lymphoma

  • GHSG: German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group

Waldenström macroglobulinemia

  • WMCTG: Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia Clinical Trials Group

Multiple myeloma

  • BMMSG: Brazilian Multiple Myeloma Study Group
  • GEM: Grupo Español de Mieloma
  • IFM: Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome
  • NMSG: Nordic Myeloma Study Group
  • TMSG: Turkish Myeloma Study Group

Neuro-oncology

  • BTCG: Brain Tumor Cooperative Group
  • LWNO: Dutch Neuro-Oncology Group
  • NABTT: New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy CNS Consortium
  • NCBTSG: Nordic Clinical Brain Tumour Study Group
  • NOA: Neurooncology Working Group of the German Cancer Society

Sarcoma

  • EORTC-STBSG: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma Group
  • GSF-GETO: Groupe Sarcome Français

Thoracic oncology

  • AIOT: Associazione Italiana Oncologia Toracica
  • BCTG: Bronchial Carcinoma Therapy Group
  • BTOG: British Thoracic Oncology Group
  • ELCWP: European Lung Cancer Working Party
  • GFPC: Groupe Français de Pneumo-Cancérologie
  • GLOT: Groupe Lyon-Saint-Etienne d'Oncologie Thoracique
  • IFCT: Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique (French Thoracic Cooperative Group)
  • ILCP: Italian Lung Cancer Project
  • LLCG: Leuven Lung Cancer Group or London Lung Cancer Group
  • NLCSG: Norwegian Lung Cancer Study Group
  • SLCG: Spanish Lung Cancer Group
  • SLCSG: Swedish Lung Cancer Study Group
  • WJTOG: West Japan Thoracic Oncology Group

Transplant and cellular therapy

  • BMT CTN: Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network
  • CGTSG: Cooperative German Transplant Study Group
  • EBMT: European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • GITMO: Gruppo Italiano Trapianto di Midollo Osseo
  • MAG: Group Myelome-Autogreffe
  • SFGM: Société Française de Greffe de Moelle
  • SFGM-TC: Société Française de Greffe de Moelle et de Thérapie Cellulaire

Professional organizations

An extensive list of professional organizations is available on this separate page.