publication date: May. 22, 2020

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Hope Foundation announces John Crowley award for statistical excellence in cancer clinical trials

The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, the public charity supporting SWOG Cancer Research Network, is launching the John Crowley, PhD, Award, to encourage statistical excellence in clinical trials.

Successful applicants will spend four consecutive weeks in Seattle at the SWOG SDMC, which is colocated on the campuses of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and CRAB. Awardees can pursue unique projects in statistical research in collaboration with CRAB and SDMC staff. All related travel and living expenses will be covered for the duration of the residency through support from The Hope Foundation.

Additional information about the award can be found on Hope’s program page. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 15, 2020, and the first residency will take place in the summer of 2021.

Crowley was the long-time group statistician for SWOG and the founder of its statistical partner, Cancer Research And Biostatistics, which today remains part of the SWOG Statistics and Data Management Center in Seattle, WA.

“The award acknowledges the foundational contributions of Dr. Crowley to the field of biostatistics, especially in the design and conduct of cancer clinical trials and survival analysis,” group statistician Michael LeBlanc said in a statement. “His biostatistical innovation and leadership were key to SWOG’s outstanding success conducting high quality and impactful clinical trials.”

In the spirit of Crowley’s innovative methods and committed mentorship, the award provides an opportunity to collaborate with faculty and data management staff at a publicly funded, national multi-center clinical trials organization through a one-month residency in Seattle.

This interactive mentorship program will be a joint effort between CRAB, the SWOG SDMC, and The Hope Foundation.

“Dr. Crowley has been an incredibly influential statistician and mentor with SWOG since he was first elected to lead—and found—the group’s statistical center in 1984,” Johanna Horn, president and CEO of The Hope Foundation, said in a statement.

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