Study Groups

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This page contains information on various current and historical study groups. Definitions of acronyms are also available at the glossary. Additional links and resources are here, courtesy of ESMO.

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General cancer

ACCOG

Anglo-Celtic Cooperative Oncology Group

ACOSOG

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group

AERO

Association Européenne de Recherche en Oncologie

AGMT

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Medikamentöse Tumortherapie

AIO

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie

CALGB

Cancer and Leukemia Group B - now merged into The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.

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

Dutch Haemato-Oncology Cooperative Study Group

ICCG

The International Collaborative Cancer Group

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

CCG

Children's Cancer Group

COG

Children's Oncology Group

DCOG

Dutch Childhood Oncology Group

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

Radiation oncology-focused

RTOG

Radiation Therapy Oncology Group

SFRO

Société Francophone de Radiothérapie Oncologique

TROG

Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group

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

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

FFCD

Fédération Francophone de Cancérologie Digestive

GISCAD

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

Pancreatic cancer

ESPAC

European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer

JSAP

Japanese Study Group of Adjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Genitourinary oncology

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

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

HIV-associated malignancy

AMC

AIDS Malignancy Consortium

Leukemia

ALLG

Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group

DCLSG

Dutch Childhood Leukemia Study Group

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

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

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

GLSG

German Low-Grade Lymphoma Study Group

GOELAMS

Groupe Ouest-Est d'études des Leucémies Aigües et autres Maladies du Sang

IELSG

International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group

LYSA

Lymphoma Study Association

LYSARC

Lymphoma Academic Research Organization

NLG

Nordic Lymphoma Group

StiL

Study Group indolent Lymphomas

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

FRE-CLL

French Cooperative Group on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

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

NABTT

New Approaches to Brain Tumor Therapy CNS Consortium

Sarcoma

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)

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

BMT CTN

Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network

SFGM

Société Française de Greffe de Moelle