June 4, 2018
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The pre-registration deadline for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting is June 22nd! Read more.
NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting

Hurry - Pre-Registration Deadline is June 22!

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 ( Read more )
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 )

 



CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS

1. LUNG
RTOG 1306: Study Termination Memorandum dated June 4, 2018 (posted to CTSU).

NRG-LU002: The revised (corrected) Spanish-Translated Consent Form is available on the CIRB documents tab of the CTSU website.  Also posted is a CIRB Note-to-File that instructs participating sites about the corrections, re-consent, and an annotated revised Spanish Consent Form.


AMENDMENTS

1. SARCOMA
NRG-DT001: Amendment 3; version date May 9, 2018.

Note: Per NCI’s Uniform Document Posting Policy for CIRB-Reviewed Studies: The protocol, consent, and summary of changes are posted to the CIRB tab of the CTSU website. Because this study is open only to NRG member sites, all other protocol-related documents are posted on  NRG Oncology.


FORM UPDATES

1. SARCOMA
NRG-DT001: The following forms have been updated and are available on  NRG Oncology.
  • The Blank RAVE forms have been updated to include a new CRF: Baseline lab results. Use the revised version date May 31, 2018, immediately.
  • OPEN Eligibility Checklist 1 has been revised. Use the revised version date May 25, 2018 immediately. 
  • NRG Sequencing Specimen Transmittal Form for tumor biopsy specimen and buccal mucosa has been revised.  Use the revised version date May 24, 2018, immediately. 
  • CTCAE v. 5 conversion for NRG-DT001 CRFs will begin at 6pm ET on June 4, 2018 ; all adverse event reporting will be collected in CTCAE v. 5. See the study memo on  NRG Oncology for further details.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. VTOC WEBINAR 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.

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

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR BROCHURE (IB) NOTICE
Safety Updates and an IB notice have been issued for the following studies:

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY  REPORTS

INVESTIGATOR'S BROCHURE (IB)*

 Atezolimumab

 NRG-GI004
 NRG-GY009

 

X (CTSU)

 Nivolumab

 

 NRG-BN002
 NRG-GY002
 NRG-GY003

NRG
NRG
NRG

 

 Pembrolizumab

 NRG-HN003

NRG

 

*The current version of the Investigator Brochure Documents 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 ( https://ctepcore.nci.nih.gov/OAOP/).  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).

 

DR. GANZ RECIPIENT OF 2018 ONCLIVE® GIANTS OF CANCER CARE® AWARD 

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, is the recipient of the 2018 OncLive® Giants of Cancer Care® award for recognition of her contributions in the "supportive care/palliative/geriatric" category in cancer research. This year's award ceremony was held on May 31, 2018, during an exclusive celebration at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Dr. Ganz, distinguished professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, and Director of Cancer Prevention and Control Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, is a co-chair of NRG Oncology's Patient Centered Outcomes Research Committee, a member of the NRG Oncology NCORP Steering Committee, and the NRG Oncology Breast Cancer Committee.  Read more

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

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; meeting abstracts submission deadline June 4, 2018

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