May 21, 2018
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The University of Oklahoma’s Stephenson Cancer Center, directed by NRG Oncology co-chair Robert Mannel, has earned NCI Cancer Center designation.

Additionally, Dr. Robert Mannel was recently interviewed by  The Cancer Letter, regarding gynecologic oncology and the evaluation of post-menopausal women for hidden cancers.

More information on both of these stories can be found in the news section of this broadcast.

 

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NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting

Registration is Open!
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 12-14, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. The Pre-Registration deadline is June 22, 2018. The hotel registration deadline is June 20, 2018. We kindly ask that everyone please pre-register online for this meeting before the deadline! Registering onsite at the meeting will incur an additional $50 fee. Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

Meeting Highlights
Summer Symposium
- Thursday, July 12 - 8am-3pm Read more
Scientific Session - Friday, July 13 - 8-10am (Agenda coming soon)
Social Media Workshop - Friday, July 13 - 10-11:30am *New Session! Read more
Health Disparities Workshop Special Session: Intervening on the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care - Friday, July 13 - 7-9am ( Read more)

 


 
TERMINATIONS
The following studies are completed and will be terminated to data collection and follow-up as of 5 PM ET, Monday, May 21, 2018.

BRAIN
RTOG 9402

SARCOMA
RTOG 0630

A study memo listing these terminations is posted on the NRG Oncology website's protocol table under each study page's "Correspondence and Instructions" section.

GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0086P: Terminated effective May 21, 2018; version date: October 3, 2016 (posted on GOG legacy).

AMENDMENTS
RTOG 0848: Amendment 7 has been approved by Health Canada.  Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms on the CTSU website.

GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY004: Amendment 6; version date: January 16, 2018 (posted on CTSU).

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. Children’s Oncology Group Protocol AGCT1531: “A Phase III Trial of Active Surveillance for Low Risk and a Randomized Trial of Carboplatin vs. Cisplatin for Standard Risk Pediatric and Adult Patients with Germ Cell Tumors” is open to patient entry. It is available on the CTSU menu with Dr. Allan Covens as NRG Champion. Please enroll your eligible patients to this important trial.
Enrollment credited to NRG Oncology will count towards membership requirements.

2. HEAD & NECK
NRG-HN004: Lead-In Weekly Accrual Summary is available under the Patient Enrollment tab of the CTSU website.

3. LUNG
RTOG 1308:  The Spanish-translated consent form is available on the CIRB documents tab of the CTSU website.

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 June 6, 2018. 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES
Safety Updates have been issued for the following studies:

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR
SAFETY REPORTS

Entinostat

NRG-GY011

CTSU

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002
NRG-GY003

NRG Oncology
NRG Oncology

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002
NRG-GY002
NRG-GY003

NRG Oncology
NRG Oncology
NRG Oncology

 

1. TODAY IS CLINICAL TRIALS DAY!
Today we celebrate the efforts and research advances of our investigators, sites, and other parties involved with our studies that help improve cancer care. Thank you for all that you do!

2. STEPHENSON CANCER CENTER EARNS NCI CANCER CENTER DESIGNATION
The Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma which is directed by Robert S. Mannel, MD, one of NRG Oncology’s three group chairs, has received the prestigious designation as a National Cancer Institute Cancer Center. With this award, reserved for the top two percent of cancer centers in the country, the Stephenson Cancer Center joins an elite group of 70 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers nationwide.

 “This means that the Stephenson Cancer Center will be at the table in the National Cancer Institute’s effort to reduce the burden of cancer for our nation,” stated Mannel.

Dr. Mannel joined Drs. Walter J. Curran and Norman Wolmark effective September 1, 2017 as the NRG Oncology group chairmen and principal investigators of the group’s federal awards.  Read more

3. GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY AND THE EVALUATION OF POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN FOR HIDDEN CANCERS – NRG Oncology’s Dr. Mannel has a conversation with The Cancer Letter.  Read more

4. REMINDER!  BREAST CANCER COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS
The NRG Oncology Breast Cancer Committee is accepting applications for membership. If you or someone at your site is interested in becoming a member of the Breast Cancer Committee OR if you are already a member and want to reapply, please complete the application (available on the NRG Oncology website: go to the Scientific Program tab, click on Disease Site Committees, then click Breast Cancer) and submit it on or before the deadline, May 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Toni Arthurs at ArthursT@NRGOncology.org.

5. MEMORIAL DAY - HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSURES
The NRG Oncology Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), Biospecimen Banks, Serum Bank, and McKesson will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Please note: the Philadelphia West Operations office and SDMC Philadelphia office will close at noon on Friday, May 25.  For more information about the holiday closures, please see the memo that is posted on the NRG Oncology website under "News."

NRG Oncology 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting Presentation Schedule
The ASCO Annual Meeting is being held June 1-5, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The list of presentations by NRG Oncology researchers is posted on the NRG Oncology website.

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD); Jun 17-21, 2018; Austin, TX

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS); Jun 7-9, 2018; San Francisco, CA

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Jun 1-5, 2018; Chicago, IL

Digestive Disease Week (DDW); Jun 2-5, 2018; Washington DC

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); Jun 28-30, 2018; Vienna, Austria


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; Late-breaking Sep 17, 2018

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS); Dec 4-8, 2018; San Antonio, TX; due to publications committee Jun 19, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Jul 3, 2018 (10 am CDT)

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); Nov 15-18, 2018; New Orleans, LA; due to publications committee May 21, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline June 4, 2018

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