October 22, 2018
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Attention Research Base PIs and Administrators: Part 3 of NCORP Guidelines Available

Part 3 of the NCORP Guidelines: Development of NCORP Concepts, Protocols, and Amendments is now available.   Read more

 


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. CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL
NRG-CC004: Please see the study memo related to AE Reporting and PRO Compliance dated October 19, 2018, on NRG Oncology.

3. COLORECTAL
NRG-GI002: Pocket Card (posted on CTSU)

4. GENITOURINARY
NRG-GU006: A study newsletter is now available for this protocol (posted on CTSU)

5. GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY007: Memo regarding Updated Drug Shipment Details (posted on NRG Oncology)

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.

6. 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

 

Attention Research Base PIs and Administrators: Part 3 of NCORP Guidelines Available
Part 3 of the NCORP Guidelines: Development of NCORP Concepts, Protocols, and Amendments is now available on the NRG Oncology website and are also posted on the NCORP portal. There are very important changes in this document detailing the new timelines for concepts and protocols, as well as guidance for federally and externally funded research. The guidelines can be viewed here.

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage physicians to make their patients aware of appropriate breast care, and for patients to discuss their care with their doctors.

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
Monk BJ, Kauderer JT, Moxley KM, Bonebrake AJ, Dewdney SB, Secord AA, Ueland FR, Johnston CM, Aghajanian C. A phase II evaluation of elesclomol sodium and weekly paclitaxel in the treatment of recurrent or persistent platinum-resistant ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Oct 8. pii: S0090-8258(18)31281-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.10.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30309721.  Read more

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

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

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); Nov 25-30, 2018; Chicago, IL

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS); Dec 4-8, 2018; San Antonio, TX

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; 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

Society for Clinical Trials (SCT); May 19-22, 2019; New Orleans, LA; due to publications committee Nov 16, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 30, 2018.

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 16-19, 2019; Honolulu, HI; deadline for International abstracts 11-12-18; deadline for LBA 12-5-18 to 1-7-19

St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference (SG-BCC); Mar 20-23, 2019; Vienna, Austria; due to publications committee Nov 30, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 15, 2018. 

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