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Acronyms for Study Groups

The following study groups are funded privately and by the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program of the National Cancer Institute for the purpose of providing the opportunity for cancer research by extramural investigators. The Cooperative Groups have been instrumental in the development of new standards of cancer patient management and in the development of sophisticated clinical investigation techniques:

Acronym Study Groups
AMLI Acute Myelocytic Leukemia Intergroup
BCCA British Columbia Cancer Agency
BTCG Brain Tumor Cooperative Group
BTSG Brain Tumor Study Group
CALGA Cancer and Leukemia Group A
CALGB Cancer and Leukemia Group B
CCSG Children's Cancer Study Group
CCDEP Central Clinical Drug Evaluation Program
COG Central Oncology Group
ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
GITSG Gastrointestinal Study Group
GOG Gynecologic Oncology Group
HNCP Head and Neck Contracts Program
HTSG Hepatic Tumor Study Group
INTERG Intergroup (Other)
IRS Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study
LCSG Lung Cancer Study Group
MAOP Mid-Atlantic Oncology Program
MARCPG Mid-Atlantic Regional Co-Op Oncology Group
NABMTG North American Bone Marrow Treatment Group
NBCG National Bladder Cancer Group
NCCTG North Central Cancer Treatment Group
NCOG Northern California Oncology Group
NORCA Nutrition Oncology Research Cooperative Association
NPCTG National Prostatic Cancer Treatment Group
NSABP National Surgery Adjuvant Project for Breast and Bowel Cancers
POA Piedmont Oncology Association
POG Pediatric Oncology Group
PVACCG Pacific VA Cancer Chemotherapy Group
PVSG Polycythemia Vera Study Group
RTOG Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
SECSG Southeastern Cancer Study Group
SWOG Southwest Oncology Group
TPNG Total Parenteral Nutrition Group
UORG Urn-Oncology Research Group
VALG V.A. Lung Group
VASOG V.A. Surgical Oncology Group
VACG V.A. Chemotherapy Group
WCCG Western Cancer Chemotherapy Group
WCG Weski Cancer Group
WTSG Wilms' Tumor Study Group