April 16, 2018

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NRG-HN003: Temporary Closure Study Memorandum dated April 6, 2018 (posted to NRG Oncology)

RTOG 1308: Amendment 4; version date March 15, 2018. Documents are available on the CTSU website.

NRG-BN005: Study Memorandum dated April 12, 2018, regarding CTCAE v 5 conversion for study case report forms (posted to CTSU)


  • Slides from the March and April 2018 WebEx presentations (posted to CTSU)
  • Spanish version of the Consent Form and Consent Form Addendum #1 (version date December 18, 2017) (posted to CTSU)

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: OlympiA Newsletter, 18th Issue (posted to CTSU)

: Letter to Colleagues from the GI004 Physician Leadership Team (posted to CTSU)

4. VTOC Training
The VTOC Webinar Training Series schedule and registration is available for NRG Oncology Research Associates working on RTOG 0924, RTOG 0920, NRG-HN001, NRG-HN002, NRG-CC003, and NRG-CC004. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat.  The next webinar training is scheduled for April 11, 2018.

Safety updates have been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:
-      Ipilimumab: NRG-GY003
-      Nivolumab: NRG-BN002, NRG-GY002, NRG-GY003
-      Trametinib: GOG-0281

  • For GOG-0281, safety reports, please see the CTSU website
  • For NRG-GY002 and NRG-GY003 safety reports, please see the protocol page on the NRG Oncology website for details.
  • For NRG-BN002 safety reports, please see the protocol page on the NRG Oncology website for details.

An Investigator’s Brochure notice has been issued for the following study:
AMG 232:  NRG-DT001

The current version of the Investigator Brochure Documents (IB-Summary of Changes) for AMG 232 NSC 789723 for Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trials are available for access via the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Online Agent Order Processing (OAOP) website. Log-in using your Identity and Access Management (IAM) username and password credentials and provide the requested information to access the document.

Every site principal investigator is responsible for reviewing this document. The Investigator Brochure is for use by the site principal investigator and any study personnel under his/her supervision who need to know the contents for the conduct of a clinical trial, including Institutional Review Board(s) or Independent Ethics Committee(s).

HHS National Minority Health Month Observance Livestream on April 17
The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is hosting the HHS National Minority Health Month Observance via livestream on Tuesday, April 17 from 1-3pm EDT. This event will highlight nationwide efforts to advance health equity of the nation. For more information about the event and to view the livestream, click here.

NRG Oncology is pleased to report the scientific articles and abstracts that have appeared or have been presented during the previous week. This publications report includes links, when available, to the article, PubMed abstract, or association abstract.

Cook ED, Yeager KA, Cecchini RS, Boparai J, Brown CL, Duncan M, Cronin WM, Paskett ED.  Recruitment practices for U.S. minority and underserved populations in NRG oncology: Results of an online survey. Comp Clin Trial Comm. 2018. [Epub ahead of print] Read more

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates
Upcoming Meetings
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Apr 28 - May 2, 2018 New Orleans, LA

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
; Apr 28 - May 1, 2018; San Diego, CA

American Head & Neck Society (AHNS)
; Apr 18-19, 2018; National Harbor, MD

American Radium Society (ARS)
; May 5-8, 2018; Orlando FL

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS)
; May 2-6, 2018; Orlando FL

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
; Apr 20-24, 2018; Barcelona, Spain

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Oct 21-24, 2018; San Antonio, TX; Late-breaking Aug 1, 2018

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO); Oct 19-23, 2018;Munich, Germany; due to publications committee Apr 25, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline May 9, 2018; Late-breaking Sep 17, 2018

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL); Oct 24-27, 2018; Dublin, Ireland; meeting abstracts submission deadline Apr 16, 2018

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); Jun 28-30, 2018; Vienna, Austria; Late-breaking due Apr 22, 2018

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