January 21, 2019
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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 is now closed. Please register onsite at the Phoenix Convention Center.
 

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 is now closed. Please register onsite at the Phoenix Convention Center.

 

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. Please be sure to register onsite.

 

CTN/CRA Educational Programs Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8

Slide sets for the PSC Introduction to Clinical Trials: Principles of Clinical Trial Management and for the PSC Clinical Trials Nurse/Clinical Research Associate Educational Session are posted to the Nurses and CRA /Education and Training tab on the NRG Oncology website. (A password is required.) If you plan to attend these sessions, please download the slides and handouts prior to the meeting and bring them with you. No handouts will be provided at the meeting. Also, please check the NRG Oncology website frequently prior to the meeting, as additional presentations and handouts may be added.


OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BRAIN

NRG-BN005: A revised patient brochure is now available on the CTSU website.

2. BREAST

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: OlympiA Newsletter, 21st Issue (posted to CTSU)

3. GENITOURINARY

NRG-GU005: The Spanish-translated consent form and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website.

4.
GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY004 Data Freeze - March 2019

NRG-GY004 is maturing for the final analysis.  Please ensure all data is up to date (including follow-up information), and all queries are answered.  We expect to start the final analysis in March 2019.  We will get the results of this important study out to you as soon as possible.  If you have any questions please contact Sandy Dascomb at DascombS@NRGOncology.org.

 

GOG-0281 Data Freeze - January 25, 2019

GOG-0281 is maturing for the final analysis. Please ensure all data is up to date (including followup information), and all queries are answered. We plan to use the dataset as it is on January 25, 2019, to support the final analysis. We will get the results of this important study out to you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Dascomb at DascombS@NRGOncology.org.

 

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.

 

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. LUNG

NRG-LU004: A Participant Brochure is available on the CTSU website (CIRB Documents>Amendment Reviews>Support Documents #1). An overview slide set is available on the NRG-LU004 page of the NRG Oncology website.

6. 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 training is scheduled for 1pm MST on February 7, 2019 at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting.

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES

 

Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:

Atezolimumab

NRG-GI004           

NRG-GY009

NRG-GY017

CTSU  

CTSU

NRG

Cabozantinib

NRG-GY001

CTSU

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Pembrolizumab

NRG-GI002

NRG-GY016

NRG-HN003

CTSU

CTSU

NRG


The GOG Foundation Scholar Investigator and New Investigator Awards

The GOG Foundation, in collaboration with NRG Oncology and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), will be accepting applications for two awards: the GOG Foundation Scholar Investigator Award and the GOG Foundation New Investigator Award. These awards aim to identify, enhance, and support training for Scholar Investigators and New Investigators who are interested in being more engaged and involved with gynecologic cancer clinical trial development within GOG Foundation and NRG Oncology. More information and details on how to apply will be made available on the GOG Foundation website on February 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted between February 18, 2019, and March 29, 2019.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR HOLIDAY CLOSURE INFORMATION
A reminder that the following NRG Oncology locations are closed today, Monday,

January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day:
- Philadelphia East Operations Center

- Philadelphia West Operations Center
- Buffalo SDMC
- Philadelphia West 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.

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) 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; 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)

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL); Oct 20-23, 2019; San Diego, CA; due to publications committee Mar 26, 2019; meeting submission deadline Apr 8, 2019

 

 

 

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