for Clinical Trials in Oncology (“Alliance”) has been selected as the name for
the newly formed cooperative group, which will integrate the scientific and
operations functions of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), the North
Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) and the American College of Surgeons
Oncology Group (ACOSOG). More than 2,000 members of the three groups selected
the name by electronic ballot.
governing boards of CALGB, NCCTG and ACOSOG have endorsed the proposed Alliance
constitution, bylaws and transition plan. The first Alliance Board of Directors
Meeting will be held on July 15, 2011, in Chicago. Each group has selected
delegates to attend the meeting and establish the governance structure of the
Alliance scientific program leaders, along with scientific leadership from
CALGB, NCCTG and ACOSOG, will meet in September, in Chicago, to define the
group’s scientific agenda going forward.
first joint Alliance meeting, which will include all members, will be held
November 17-19, 2011, in Chicago.
more information on Alliance activities, visit the group’s Web site at