October 1, 2018
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Philip J DiSaia, M.D.

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Philip J. DiSaia on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Phil DiSaia was a prominent leader of Gynecologic Oncology for decades. His leadership of NRG Oncology and GOG Foundation was exemplary in the manner in which he mentored many investigators. Read More

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

FORM UPDATES
Update to DDSI Form Location for RTQA
DDSI forms for radiotherapy quality assurance (RTQA) can now be found on the IROC website. You will need to login with your CTEP-IAM credentials. Protocol documents will start to be amended as appropriate with the new link to the DDSI form.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. GENITOURINARY
NRG-GU006: The CIRB reposted protocol amendment 2 on September 27, 2018 due to a technical glitch with the website. No updates were made to the protocol since amendment 2.

2. GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY007: Ruxolitinib drug expiration information now available on the NRG-GY007 page of NRG Oncology.

Biospecimen Bank-Columbus & SDMC Undergoing Refurbishment
Please be advised that as of Monday, October 1, the data exchange between the Biospecimen Bank-Columbus and SDMC will be undergoing refurbishment. During this time, biospecimen receipt information will not appear in Rave or SEDES.
Biospecimen transmittal forms (i.e., Form SP and Form TR) will ultimately not appear as overdue during this time; however, there may be a brief period over the next several weeks during which forms may temporarily appear as overdue. If this should occur or if you experience any other issues, please notify Support ( support@nrgoncology.org).
Sites should continue to return inquiries from Biospecimen Bank-Columbus staff regarding biospecimen receipt during this time.

GOG-0210: Biospecimen Submission
Please complete and submit any overdue outstanding biospecimen transmittal forms (i.e., Form SP) in SEDES immediately. Overdue SP forms not completed by TODAY, October 1, 2018, will be subject to query. If you will be submitting frozen biospecimens, please contact the NRG BB-Columbus ( bpcbank@nationwidechildrens.org) to request a biospecimen kit.
If you will not be submitting biospecimens, please complete Form SP indicating “not collected.”
Note regarding Recurrent Biospecimens: SP forms for recurrent biospecimens do not need to be completed if the patient has not yet recurred. If the patient has recurred and the specimens will be submitted, please do so as soon as possible. If recurrent specimens will not be submitted, please complete Form SP indicating “not collected.”

3. LUNG
RTOG 1308:  Newsletter with amendment updates, unique Protocol-specific requirements, latest enrollment numbers, and more.  Posted on 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 October 10, 2018.

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR’S BROCHURE NOTICES
Safety updates and IB Notices have been issued for the following studies:

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

INVESTIGATOR'S BROCHURE (IB)*

Atezolimumab

NRG-GI004

NRG-GY009

CTSU

CTSU

 

Bevacizumab

GOG-0213

GOG-0262

NRG-GI004

NRG-GY012

NSABP B-40

NRG

CTSU

CTSU

CTSU

CTSU

 

Cediranib

NRG-GY004

NRG-GY005

CTSU

CTSU

X

X

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

 

Olaparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

 


*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. Philip J. DiSaia
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Philip J. DiSaia on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Phil DiSaia was a prominent leader of Gynecologic Oncology for decades.  His leadership of the GOG Foundation and NRG Oncology was exemplary in the manner in which he mentored many investigators. Read More

Columbus Day Holiday Closures
The NRG Oncology Philadelphia East Operations Center and the SDMC office in Buffalo will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus Day.

 

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

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

Upcoming Meetings
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Oct 21-24, 2018; San Antonio, TX

College of American Pathologists (CAP); Oct 20-24, 2018; Chicago, IL

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO); Oct 19-23, 2018; Munich, Germany

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL); Oct 24-27, 2018; Dublin, Ireland

PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC); October 19, 2018; Harrisburg, PA

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS); May 4-7, 2019; Toronto, ON; due to publications committee Oct 16, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 30, 2018

American Head & Neck Society (AHNS); May 1-5, 2019; Austin, TX; due to publications committee Oct 12, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 26, 2018

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU; Feb 14-16, 2019; San Francisco, CA; due to publications committee Oct 9, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 23, 2018

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO); Apr 26-30, 2019; Milan, Italy; due to publications committee Oct 8, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 22, 2018

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 16-19, 2019; Honolulu, HI; deadline for International abstracts  12-12-19; deadline for LBA 12-3-18 to 1-7-19

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO); Mar 27-30, 2019 ; San Diego, CA; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 1, 2018

 

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