November 5, 2018
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AMENDMENTS
BRAIN
RTOG 1122:
Amendment #12; version date October 12, 2018 (posted to NRG)

BREAST
NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13
: Amendment #6; version date July 27, 2018 (posted to CTSU)

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. COLORECTAL
NRG-GI002: Memo regarding a GoToMeeting Session to discuss Amendment #1 (posted to CTSU)

NRG-GI004
: Memo regarding a WebEx to be held on November 13 and November 30 (posted to CTSU)

2. GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY012 – Blood Pressure Cuffs: Please be advised that Sections 9.3.1 and 9.3.2 are incorrect in the protocol.  Blood pressure cuffs are being distributed by VWR and NOT Biologics.  Please reference the Blood Pressure Cuff Request Form for request information which can be found on the CTSU website.  The request form has also been updated to include back-up contact information. Please also note that VWR requires 72 hours to process and ship orders. The normal processing time is 3 working days from the time VWR receives the request. If the request is received after 4.30pm UK time, then the processing time will be 3 days beginning the following day.

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 to 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 ( support@nrgoncology.org). Sites should continue to return inquiries from Biospecimen Bank-Columbus staff regarding biospecimen receipt during this time.

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 November 7, 2018.

 

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

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE TO FIND SAFETY REPORTS

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002
NRG-GY003

NRG
NRG

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002
NRG-GY003

NRG
NRG

Olaparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

Pembrolizumab

NRG-GI002
NRG-GY016
NRG-HN003

CTSU
CTSU
NRG

 

 

Now Accepting Applications for Health Disparities Committee Research Vice Chair
NRG Oncology initially formed its Health Disparities Committee to support accrual of underrepresented groups in our research. The Health Disparities Committee will continue this important work but will also transform into a protocol-generating committee beginning in the summer of 2019.  In addition to the leadership provided by Chair, Dr. Kate Yeager, we are seeking a new vice chair. We are looking for a researcher with an active program of funded research with expertise in health disparities and clinical trials. Top candidates will be invited to present at the next NRG Oncology meeting in February 2019.

Individuals with interest in the position should send their resume along with a cover letter outlining their interest in this position no later than November 20, 2018. Please send any materials or questions regarding this position to Martha Duncan at DuncanM@nrgoncology.org.

DEADLINE EXTENSION: Application Submission for the February 2019 NRG Oncology APC Vote
The application submission deadline for the February 2019 NRG Oncology Ancillary Projects Committee (APC) vote has been extended to Monday, November 19, 2018. Please submit applications to APC@nrgoncology.org. The application form can be found here.

The use of data from NRG Oncology studies to investigate questions not specified as a protocol endpoint is governed by the NRG Oncology Ancillary Projects Policy.  Investigators who wish to use data from one or more NRG Oncology studies must submit the Ancillary Projects Application Form. Projects are reviewed by the Ancillary Projects Committee on a quarterly basis. 

More information can be found on the NRG Oncology website.

VETERANS DAY CLOSURE INFORMATION
Please note the following NRG Oncology locations will be closed on Monday, November 12, in observance of Veterans Day: Philadelphia East Operations Center, Buffalo SDMC, and the Biospecimen Bank in San Francisco.  All other locations will be open during regular business hours on that day. More information about these closures is posted on the CTSU and NRG Oncology websites.



PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS
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; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 15, 2018; LBA Jan 10, 2019

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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