October 29, 2018
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NRG Oncology Research at ASTRO
NRG Oncology research was featured in 13 presentations at ASTRO 2018. Read more

COG-NRG ARST1321: Temporarily closed to accrual: October 1, 2018. The following documents are posted to the CIRB Documents tab of the CTSU website:

  • Temporary Closure to Accrual Memo dated October 1, 2018
  • Patient/Family Letter dated October 18, 2018
  • DSMC Interim Monitoring Results dated October 18, 2018

NRG-GI002: E-mail Blast (posted to CTSU)

NRG-GI003: The Spanish-translated consent form and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website.

NRG-GU006: A patient brochure is available on the CTSU website.

Form TR for Biospecimens Shipped to NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus

Please note that the NRG Patient ID (e.g., AB###-GY###-#####) must be included on any copies of Form TR shipped to the NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus.

If the NRG Patient ID does not appear on the top, left of Form TR, please hand-complete the NRG Patient ID before sending the form to the NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus. Do not complete the NRG Patient ID for forms accompanying biospecimens shipped laboratories other than the NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus.

Please contact the NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus at  bpcbank@nationwidechildrens.org if you need assistance or if you have additional questions.

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 at  support@nrgoncology.org.

Sites should continue to return inquiries from Biospecimen Bank-Columbus staff regarding biospecimen receipt during this time.

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.


Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:















NRG Oncology Research at ASTRO
Multiple NRG Oncology research results were presented at ASTRO including: 3 presentations in the Plenary Session, 1 in the  Clinical Trials Session, 3 awarded Best of ASTRO, and 1 Late-Breaking presentation. Read the press releases here

Our Twitter influence was also ranked in the top 10 for ASTRO 2018 by Symplur! You can check out our social media engagement on Twitter, Instagram (@NRGOnc) and Facebook (NRG Oncology) by following us or searching our hashtag #NRGatASTRO18.

NRG Oncology 2018 ASTRO Annual Meeting Presentation Schedule
The ASTRO Annual Meeting was 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.

Crook JM, Zhang P, Pisansky TM, Trabulsi EJ, Amin MB, Bice W, Morton G, Pervez N, Vigneault E, Catton C, Michalski J, Roach M 3rd, Beyer D, Jani A, Horwitz E, Donavanik V, Sandler H. A Prospective Phase II Trial of Trans-perineal Ultrasound-Guided Brachytherapy for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer after External Beam Radiotherapy (NRG Oncology/RTOG -0526). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Oct 9. pii: S0360-3016(18)33830-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.09.039. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30312717.   Read more

Roach M, Moughan J, Lawton CAF, Dicker AP, Zeitzer KL, Gore EM, Kwok Y, Seider MJ, Hsu IC, Hartford AC, Horwitz EM, Yamoah K, Jones CU, Michalski JM, Lee WR, Pisansky TM, Rabinovitch R, Rotman M, Pryzant RM, Kim HE, Thomas CR Jr, Shipley WU, Sandler HM. Sequence of hormonal therapy and radiotherapy field size in unfavourable, localised prostate cancer (NRG/RTOG 9413): long-term results of a randomised, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2018 Oct 10. pii: S1470-2045(18)30528-X. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30528-X. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30316827.   Read more

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

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 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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