January 14, 2019
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LAST DAY TO PRE-REGISTER for the

NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting and Birthday Celebration,  February 7-9, 2019, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Registration fee is waived, but we still need you to register before the deadline of January 14, 2019.

 

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PRE-REGISTER! 

Help Celebrate Our Birthday at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

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. Pre-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 to register today!

 

AMENDMENTS

GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY003: Amendment 9; version date: December 21, 2018 (posted on CTSU; Memo posted on NRG Oncology)

 

FORM UPDATES

BRAIN

NRG-BN001: The P4 form has been updated to add a comments field.  New version date: January 11, 2019. The form is posted on the CTSU Website.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BRAIN

NRG-BN005: An updated overview slide set is available on the CTSU website.

 

2. GYNECOLOGIC

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 have additional questions.

 

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

 

3. LUNG

NRG-CC003: Reopened to accrual. See Study Memorandum dated January 9, 2019. Documents are posted on the CTSU website.

 

4. 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 as an in person training at the NRG semiannual meeting in Phoenix, AZ, on February 7th at 1:00pm MST.

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR’S BROCHURE (IB) NOTICES

 

Safety updates and/or IB notices have been issued for the following studies:

 

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

INVESTIGATOR'S BROCHURE (IB)*

 Atezolimumab 

 NRG-GY009

 NRG-GY017

 CTSU

 NRG

 X

 X

 Bevacizumab

 GOG-0213

 GOG-0262

 NRG

 CTSU

 X

 X

 Pembrolizumab 

 NRG-GY016

 NRG-HN003

 CTSU

 NRG

 

 


*The current version of the Investigator Brochure Documents for Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trials are available for access via the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Online Agent Order Processing (OAOP) website ( https://ctepcore.nci.nih.gov/OAOP/). Log-in using your Identity and Access Management (IAM) username and password credentials and provide the requested information to access the document. Every site principal investigator is responsible for reviewing this document. The Investigator Brochure is for use by the site principal investigator and any study personnel under his/her supervision who need to know the contents for the conduct of a clinical trial, including Institutional Review Board(s) or Independent Ethics Committee(s).

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR HOLIDAY CLOSURES

 

Please note the following NRG Oncology locations will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day:

 

  • Philadelphia East Operations Center
  • Philadelphia West Operations Center
  • Buffalo SDMC
  • Philadelphia SDMC
  • Pittsburgh SDMC
  • Biospecimen Bank – San Francisco (no shipping restrictions)
  • Serum Bank – Baylor (no shipping restrictions)

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.


ASCO GI 2019 NRG ONCOLOGY PRESENTATIONS

 

The schedule of NRG Oncology presentations at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Gastrointestinal Cancer Sympoisum is now available on the NRG Oncology website. 


REGISTER TODAY: PROTOCOL UPDATE AND TRAINING SESSION WEBINAR FOR NRG-HN004

 

NRG Oncology will be holding a protocol update/training session for NRG-HN004: Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Radiotherapy with Concurrent MEDI4736 (Durvalumab) vs. Radiotherapy with Concurrent Cetuximab in Patients with Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer with a Contraindication to Cisplatin, on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 11:00am-12:00pm MST at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting. The session is open to all attendees.

Register today at  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3038267682825293313. More information on the agenda and room location will be released soon. Please contact Erin Moye at moyee@nrgoncology.org for any questions at this time.

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

Gillison ML, Trotti AM, Harris J, Eisbruch A, Harari PM, Adelstein DJ, Sturgis EM, Burtness B, Ridge JA, Ringash J, Galvin J, Yao M, Koyfman SA, Blakaj DM, Razaq MA, Colevas AD, Beitler JJ, Jones CU, Dunlap NE, Seaward SA, Spencer S, Galloway TJ, Phan J, Dignam JJ, Le QT. Radiotherapy plus cetuximab or cisplatin in human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancer (NRG Oncology RTOG 1016): a randomised, multicentre, non-inferiority trial. Lancet. 2019 Jan 5;393(10166):40-50. PubMed PMID: 30449625.  Read more

 

Gunn CM, Bokhour B, Parker VA, Parker PA, Blakeslee S, Bandos H, Holmberg C. Exploring Explanatory Models of Risk in Breast Cancer Risk Counseling Discussions: NSABP/NRG Oncology Decision-Making Project 1. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Jan/Feb;42(1):3-11. PubMed PMID: 28661894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5745305.  Read more

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

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 of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM); Jul 14-18, 2019; San Antonio, TX; due to publications committee Feb 21, 2019; meeting submission deadline Mar 7, 2019

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); May 31 - Jun 4, 2019; Chicago, IL; due to publications committee Jan 28, 2019; meeting submission deadline Feb 12, 2019; LBA Mar 14, 2019 noon ET


American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
; Sep 15-18, 2019; Chicago, IL; due to publications committee Jan 30, 2019; meeting submission deadline Feb 24, 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 noon CET (Central European Time); LBA deadline Apr 1, 2019 noon CEST (Central European Summer Time)

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