December 10, 2018
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Our NRG Oncology Meeting registration fee is waived, but we still need you to register today!
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Register today for the LU002 question and answer webinar on this Wednesday, December 12th from 3:00-4:00 pm ET. Read more

NRG/RTOG Application and Server Maintenance Completed

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Help Celebrate Our Birthday at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting in Phoenix
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting and Birthday Celebration, February 7-9, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. 
Registration deadline is January 14, 2019!

Our Gift to You

It’s our birthday, and we are celebrating the reason for our success – our members! We are extending our birthday gift to you. In honor of our 5th birthday, NRG Oncology is waiving the registration fee for all NRG Oncology members - but we still need you to  click here to register today!


RTOG 1106 / ACRIN 6697:  Amendment 9; version date: October 19, 2018 and Amendment 10; version date: November 13, 2018 (posted on NRG Oncology)


NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304: E-mail Blast (posted to CTSU)


GOG-0278: Study newsletter (posted to NRG Oncology)


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

NRG-HN001: Patient brochure (posted to CTSU)


NRG-LU002: We will be hosting an “Ask the PI” webinar session for NRG-LU002. More details can be found in the News section of this broadcast.


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 training will be held at the Semiannual Meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm MST.




Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:
























New deadline for posting national coverage analyses (NCAs) on the CTSU website at trial activation for all new NCTN protocols starting January 2, 2019. Read letter here

The NCI CIRB has issued a guidance document for NCI informed consent template language to ensure compliance. The document can be found on the CIRB website.


NRG Oncology will be hosting an “Ask the PI” question and answer format webinar session 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. Attendees will be in listen-only mode, so we ask that all attendees submit questions via the “Questions” section of the GoToWebinar application. The study Principal Investigator, Dr. Puneeth Iyengar, will be answering the questions as they appear. Register here today:


NRG Oncology will be holding a kickoff meeting for NRG-LU003:  A Biomarker-Driven Protocol for Previously Treated ALK-Positive Non-Squamous NSCLC Patients: The NCI-NRG ALK Master Protocol, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:30 – 11:00 am MST at the NRG Semiannual Meeting. This session is open to all attendees.


More information on the session, agenda, and room location will be released soon. Please contact Erica Field at for any questions at this time.


Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins Added to the IGCS Team

Congratulations to our NRG Oncology Patient Advocate Committee Co-Chair Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins on being appointed as the International Gynecologic Cancer Society's (IGCS) first Director of Global Outreach and Engagement. Dicey, who is a 22-year ovarian cancer survivor and women’s health activist, will be leading patient advocacy and community efforts on behalf of IGCS. Dicey is also a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minorities in Cancer Research Council, the Leadership Committee for MD Anderson Cancer Center’s “Women’s Cancer Moon Shots Program”, the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Investigational Drug Steering Committee and Patient Advocate Steering Committee, and the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute, Partnership for Community Outreach and Engagement in Geonomics. She is also a founding partner of Pinkie Hugs, LLC and co-founder of In My Sister’s Care.


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.


Laack N, Pugh SL, Brown P, Fox S, Wefel J, Meyers C, Choucair A, Khuntia D, Suh J, Roberage D, Wendland MM, Bruner D. The Association of Health Related Quality of Life and Cognitive Function in Patients Receiving Memantine for the Prevention of Cognitive Dysfunction During Whole-Brain Radiotherapy (WBRT). Neuro-Oncology Practice Dec 3, 2018.  Read more


Videtic GM, Paulus R, Singh AK, Chang JY, Parker W, Olivier KR, Timmerman RD, Komaki RR, Urbanic JJ, Stephans KL, Yom SS, Robinson CG, Belani CP, Iyengar P, Ajlouni MI, Gopaul DD, Lele SB, McGarry RC, Choy H, Bradley JD. Long term follow-up on NRG Oncology RTOG 0915 (NCCTG N0927): A randomized phase II study comparing 2 stereotactic body radiation therapy schedules for medically inoperable patients with stage I peripheral non-small cell lung cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Dec 1. pii: S0360-3016(18)34048-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.11.051.  Read more


Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GI; Jan 17-19, 2019; San Francisco, CA

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU; Feb 14-16, 2019; San Francisco, CA

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 16-19, 2019; Honolulu, HI

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO); Mar 27-30, 2019 ; San Diego, CA

St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference (SG-BCC); Mar 20-23, 2019; Vienna, Austria

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Mar 29 - Apr 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA; LBA submission deadline Jan 10, 2019

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS); Jun 13-15, 2019; Miami, FL; due to publications committee Dec 28, 2018; meeting submission deadline Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm CT

American College of Radiology (ACR); May 18-22, 2019 ; Washington DC; meeting submission deadline Dec 14, 2018 5:00 pm

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); May 31-Jun 4, 2019; Chicago, IL; due to publications committee Jan 29, 2019; meeting submission deadline Feb 12, 2019; LBA 3-14-19 12:00 noon

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Sep 15-18, 2019; Chicago, IL; due to publications committee Jan 30, 2019; meeting submission deadline Feb 13, 2019

ESMO Breast Cancer Annual Congress; May 2-4, 2019; Berlin, Germany; due to publications committee Jan 16, 2019; meeting submission deadline Jan 30, 2019 TIP, LBA placeholder-12:00 noon CntEuropeTime; LBA deadline Apr 19, 2019

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 16-19, 2019; Honolulu, HI; deadline for LBA Jan 7, 2019

St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference (SG-BCC); Mar 20-23, 2019; Vienna, Austria; meeting submission deadline Dec 15, 2018

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