November 12, 2018
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AMENDMENTS
GASTROINTESTINAL
RTOG 1008:
 Amendment 11 has been approved by Health Canada.  Sites in Canada may access the NOL and Health Canada forms on the CTSU.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
1. BREAST
NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: Memo regarding screening patients considered at high risk of having metastatic disease (posted to CTSU)

NRG-BR003
: E-mail Blast (posted to CTSU)

2. COLORECTAL
NRG-GI002: REMINDER!  Register for the GoToMeeting  Amendment #1 discussion (posted to CTSU

 

NRG-GI004: REMINDER!  There is still time to register for the WebEx on November 13 and November 30. (posted to CTSU)

 

3. LUNG

NRG-LU002: A webinar will be held on November 29, 2018. Registration is now open. More information can be found under News. Read more

4. GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY017: Please note that study participation is limited to select Phase I institutions.

 

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 at  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 December 5, 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

Cabozantinib

 NRG-GY001

CTSU

Ipilimumab

 NRG-BN002

 NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Nivolumab

 NRG-BN002

 NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Trametinib

 GOG-0281

CTSU

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Thanksgiving holiday closure information for the NRG Oncology Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), Biospecimen Banks, Serum Bank, and McKesson's Clinical Research Services is posted on the CTSU and NRG Oncology websites.

 

NRG ONCOLOGY LAUNCHES NEW BLOG
On the heels of our grant renewal, NRG Oncology has launched our new blog “NRG Notes”. Our Group Chairs will periodically be sharing some of their thoughts around issues that impact our membership. Read our first entry here.

 

You can find this blog on your own at any time under NRG Oncology’s website News section here.

 

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE NRG-LU002 WEBINAR!
NRG Oncology will be holding a webinar for NRG-LU002: Maintenance Systemic Therapy Versus Local Consolidative Therapy (LCT) Plus Maintenance Systemic Therapy for Limited Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Randomized Phase II/III Trial. The webinar will occur on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 3:00-4:00PM Eastern Time.

 

Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2920246103422752259

 

The webinar will be hosted by the NRG-LU002 Study Principal Investigator, Dr. Puneeth Iyengar of UT Southwestern Medical Center. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Please contact Angela LaPenta at lapentaa@nrgoncology.org with any questions.



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 due Jan 10, 2019

 

American College of Radiology (ACR); May 18-22, 2019 ; Washington DC; due to publications committee Nov 30, 2018; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 14, 2018 5 pm

 

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, 2018

 

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 LBA Dec 5, 2018 to Jan 7, 2019

 

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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