July 2, 2018
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Pre-Registration for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 12-14, 2018, is now closed.  Read more.

The NRG Oncology publications page on the website has moved. Read more
NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting

Pre-Registration is now Closed!
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 12-14, 2018, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. Please register onsite at the meeting. More information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

Meeting Highlights

  • Summer Symposium: Thursday, July 12 - 8am-3pm in Salon F  Read more
  • Digital Health and Personal Connected Health Minisymposium: Thursday, July 12 - 1-3pm in Salon CD  Read more
  • Health Disparities Workshop Special Session: Intervening on the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care - Friday, July 13 - 7-9am in Salon H  Read more
  • Scientific Session: Friday, July 13 - 8-10am in Salon EF  Read more
  • Social Media Workshop: Friday, July 13 - 10-11:30am in Franklin 13 *New Session!  Read more
  • Workshops! Plan to Attend! (details posted to the NRG Oncology meeting page) NRG-GI002 and GI004; NRG-BR005; NRG-BR003/NSABP B-55/NRG-BR004; and Audit Training
  • NRG-LU003 Kick Off Meeting: Friday, July 13 - 11:30am-1pm in Franklin 13 ( Read more )
  • NRG-GU006 Training Session: Friday, July 13 – 12-1pm in Room 408-409 ( Read more)

CCD 800-line Coverage during the Meeting
Information regarding the availability of the NRG Oncology-Pittsburgh Center Clinical Coordinating Department (CCD) during the NRG Oncology meeting is posted to the NRG Oncology  meeting page and the CTSU website.

CTN/CRA Educational Programs Thursday, July 12, 2018
Slide sets for the PSC Clinical Trials Nurse/Clinical Research Associate Workshop and Educational Lunch are posted to Nurses and CRA /Education and Training on the NRG Oncology website.(A password is required). Also, the handouts for the afternoon Round Table discussions are posted there as well. If you plan to attend these sessions, please download the slides and handouts prior to the meeting and bring them with you. No handouts will be provided at the meeting. Also, please check the NRG Oncology website frequently prior to the meeting, as additional presentations and handouts may be added.


AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
COLORECTAL
NRG-GI004/SWOG-S1610: Amendment 1; Version date: May 9, 2018 (posted to CTSU)

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
GASTROINTESTINAL

NRG-GI001: Study Termination Memorandum dated July 2, 2018 (posted on CTSU)

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. AE REPORTING
The Routine AE Reporting Guidance Document can now be found on the NRG Oncology website

2. BREAST
NRG-BR002: Address and shipping instructions for the Kuhn Lab have been updated. Please refer to the FedEx Shipping Instructions Memorandum dated June 26 on CTSU. The protocol will be updated at the next amendment to reflect these logistics.

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: IDMC Meeting information (posted to CTSU)

3. 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 August 15, 2018.

 

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

DRUG NAME 

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Ipilimumab

NRG-GY003

NRG

Nivolumab

 

NRG-BN002
NRG-GY002
NRG-GY003

NRG
NRG
NRG

Pertuzumab

NSABP B-52

CTSU

Trastuzumab

NSABP B-43
NSABP B-47
NSABP B-52

CTSU
CTSU
CTSU

 

 

JULY 4th HOLIDAY CLOSURES
The NRG Oncology Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), Biospecimen Banks, Serum Bank and McKesson's Clinical Research Services will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  Please note: the Philadelphia East Operations office is also closed on Tuesday, July 3.  More information is posted on the NRG Oncology website under "News."

NEW LOCATION ON WEBSITE
Please note that the NRG Oncology Publications tab on the website has relocated. You can now find the publications section under the Clinical Trials tab of the website:  nrgoncology.org/Clinical-Trials/Publications 

 

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

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. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2018 Jun; 10:100-4. doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2018.03.003.  Open Access.  Read more

Lukka HR, Pugh SL, Bruner DW, Bahary JP, Lawton CAF, Efstathiou JA, Kudchadker, RJ, Ponsky LE, Seaward SA, Dayes IS, Gopaul DD, Michalski JM, Delouya G, Kaplan ID, Horwitz EM, Roach M 3rd, Pinover WH, Beyer DC, Amanie JO, Sandler HM, Kachnic LA. Patient reported outcomes in NRG Oncology RTOG 0938, evaluating two ultrahypofractionated regimens for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Jun 15. pii: S0360-3016(18)30961-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29913254.  Read more

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

Upcoming Meetings
College of American Pathologists (CAP); Sep 25–28, 2018; Las Vegas, NV
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO); Oct 19-23, 2018; Munich, Germany

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; meeting abstracts submission deadline June 29, 2018 [Dropdead Deadline July 3, 2018 (11 pm CDT)]
Society of Clinical Research (SOCRA); Sep 28-30, 2018; New Orleans, LA; due to publications committee July 6, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline July 20, 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)

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