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What does ECOG stand for?

ECOG stands for Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

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In this new study, Joseph Sparano, MD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Montefiore Medical Center, in Bronx, NY, and his colleagues across the US cancer cooperative groups compared the health outcomes of obese and overweight patients with others in a large group of women with stage I-III breast cancer who had participated in three National Cancer Institute-sponsored treatment trials led by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (now part of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group).
FROM THE ANNUAL CHICAGO SUPPORTIVE ONCOLOGY CONFERENCE CHICAGO--Nonpain symptoms, particularly fatigue, sleep disturbance, and drowsiness, were the most common moderate to severe symptoms among cancer patients undergoing treatment in a community ambulatory setting, according to new data from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group study of Symptom Outcomes and Practice Patterns.
Two large, randomized, controlled trials addressing the safety and efficacy of HRT in breast cancer survivors are now underway, one by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group and the other--a Swedish trial--called Hormone replAcement therapy in Breast cancer survivors--Is iT Safe?
In an accompanying editorial, Richard Fischer, MD of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL noted that "the Southwest Oncology Group, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, and the Cancer and Acute Leukemia Group B have joined to initiate a prospective, randomized, phase III comparison of early versus delayed HDC+ABMT" in patients with high-intermediate and high-risk diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.