October 15, 2018
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Newly Released BIQSFP Guidelines
The NCI Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT) recently released their revised Biomarker, Imaging, and Quality of Life Study Funding Program (BIQSFP) guidelines. Read more


AMENDMENTS
HEAD & NECK
RTOG 1008: Amendment 11; version date August 29, 2018 (posted to CTSU). Please contact the CTSU Help Desk for tracked protocol documents.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. BRAIN
RTOG 0834/EORTC 26053_22054: Letter from EORTC dated October 10, 2018 (posted to CTSU)

2. BREAST
NRG-BR002: The Spanish-translated consent form for Amendment 5 and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website.

NRG-BR003: Trial Update (posted to CTSU)

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: Trial Update (posted to CTSU)

3. GI/COLORECTAL
NRG-GI002: Trial Update (posted to CTSU)

4. GYNECOLOGIC
Biospecimen Bank-Columbus & SDMC Undergoing Refurbishment
Please be advised that the data exchange between the Biospecimen Bank-Columbus and SDMC is 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.

5. 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 November 7, 2018.

 

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

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Atezolizumab

NRG-GI004

NRG-GY009

CTSU

CTSU

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Olaparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

Pembrolizumab

NRG-GI002

CTSU

 

NEWLY RELEASED BIQSFP GUIDELINES AVAILABLE ON CANCER.GOV
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials (CCCT) recently released their revised Biomarker, Imaging, and Quality of Life Study Funding Program (BIQSFP) guidelines. Changes to these guidelines are noted on the first page of this document. New BIQSFP forms and information, including FAQs, can be found on the updated BIQSFP website and this link will also be available on the CTEP and DCP websites. Click here for more information or to access the guidelines. Please address any comments or questions to the BIQSFP mailbox at ncibiqsfp@mail.nih.gov.


APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR NRG ONCOLOGY CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR MENTOR PROGRAM

The NRG Oncology Mentorship Working Group is accepting applications for mentors. The primary goal of the NRG Oncology Research Coordinator Mentor Program is to support new CTNs and CRAs in their NRG roles at NRG Oncology member institutions. A description of the mentor program and the qualifications can be found on the NRG Oncology website under the Nurses & CRAs tab . Submit the application on or before October 26, 2018 . Please email your application to the NRG Oncology PSC mailbox,  nrg-psc@NRGOncology.org:  Subject line: “Mentorship”

NCORP AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 2018 ANNUAL MEETING
At the 2018 annual meeting of the NCI Community Oncology Research Network (NCORP), held in late September, award winners were announced for outstanding contributions to clinical trials and community research in the community-based research network, site accrual awards, and retirement recognitions. For a complete list of awardees, please see the article posted here. Congratulations to all the award winners!


PATRICIA A. GANZ, MD, TO RECEIVE 2018 ACCC CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, co-chair of NRG Oncology's Patient Centered Outcomes Research Committee, and a member of the NRG Oncology NCORP Steering Committee and the NRG Oncology Breast Cancer Committee, is the recipient of the 2018 Clinical Research Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). Dr. Ganz will be honored for her significant achievements in cancer research during the ACCC's 35th National Oncology Conference being held October 17-19 in Phoenix, AZ. Read more

NRG Oncology 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting Presentation Schedule
The ASTRO Annual Meeting is being held October 21-24, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The list of presentations by NRG Oncology researchers is posted on the NRG Oncology website

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
Ferris MJ, Jiang R, Behera M, Ramalingam SS, Curran WJ, Higgins KA. Radiation Therapy Is Associated With an Increased Incidence of Cardiac Events in Patients with Small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Oct 1;102(2):383-390. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.05.066. Epub 2018 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 30191870.   Read more

Jayasekera J, Li Y, Schechter CB, Jagsi R, Song J, White J, Luta G, Chapman JW, Feuer EJ, Zellars RC, Stout N, Julian TB, Whelan T, Huang X, Shelley Hwang E, Hopkins JO, Sparano JA, Anderson SJ, Fyles AW, Gray R, Sauerbrei W, MandelblattJ, Berry DA; CISNET-BOLD Collaborative Group . Simulation Modeling of CancerClinical Trials: Application to Omitting Radiotherapy in Low-risk Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Apr 28. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy059. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29718314. Read more

Jayasekera J, Schechter CB, Sparano JA, Jagsi R, White J, Chapman JW, Whelan T, Anderson SJ, Fyles AW, Sauerbrei W, Zellars RC, Li Y, Song J, Huang X, Julian TB, Luta G, Berry DA, Feuer EJ, Mandelblatt J; CISNET-BOLD Collaborative Group.Effects of Radiotherapy in Early-Stage, Low-Recurrence Risk, Hormone-SensitiveBreast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Sep 18. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djy128. [Epubahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30239794. Read more

Pal R, Wei N, Song N, Wu S, Kim RS, Wang Y, Gavin PG, Lucas PC, Srinivasan A, Allegra CJ, Jacobs SA, Paik S, Schmitz JC, Pogue-Geile KL. Molecular subtypes of colorectal cancer in pre-clinical models show differential response to targetedtherapies: Treatment implications beyond KRAS mutations. PLoS One. 2018 Aug17;13(8):e0200836. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0200836. eCollection 2018. PubMedPMID: 30118499; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6097647. Read more

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

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); Nov 15-18, 2018; New Orleans, LA

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Mar 29-Apr 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA; due to publications committee Nov 1, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 15, 2018; LBA Jan 10, 2019

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; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 26, 2018

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

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Jun 1-5, 2019; Cleveland, OH; due to publications committee Nov 13, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 27

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

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 16-19, 2019; Honolulu, HI; deadline for International abstracts Nov 12, 2018; deadline for LBA Dec 3, 2018 to Jan 7, 2019

 

 

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