February 4, 2019
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February 4th is considered World Cancer Day - a day set to raising awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Today we thank our partners and patients across the globe for their continued commitment to improving cancer research and outcomes.

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 if you did not pre-register.

 

Get the Meeting App – EVENTSXD

Download EVENTSXD to your electronic device to quickly access agendas, meeting room information, and more! Create an account and select the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting. Access the Agenda and create your own personal agenda by tapping the green star in order to “favorite” specific sessions.

 

CCD 800-line Coverage during the Meeting
Information regarding the availability of the NRG Oncology-Pittsburgh Center Clinical Coordinating Department (CCD) during the NRG Oncology meeting is posted to the NRG Oncology meeting page and the CTSU website.

 

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. Also, please check the NRG Oncology website frequently prior to the meeting, as additional presentations and handouts may be added. No handouts will be provided at the meeting.

 


AMENDMENTS

BRAIN

NRG-BN002: Amendment 10, version date November 8, 2018 (posted to NRG Oncology website and CIRB tab of CTSU website)

GASTROINTESTINAL

RTOG 1010: Amendment 6, version date November 15, 2018 (posted on  CTSU). The documents were posted on January 28, 2019.

GYNECOLOGIC

GOG-0239: Action Letter and Amendment 13; version date: January 15, 2019 (posted on NRG Oncology)

 

NRG-GY004: Action Letter and Amendment 10; version date: January 15, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

 

NRG-GY005: Action Letter and Amendment 8; version date: January 15, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

 

NRG-GY012: Action Letter and Amendment 1; version date: January 15, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BREAST 

NSABP B-55: REMINDER! IMPORTANT NOTICE! NRG Oncology is closely monitoring accrual to this rapidly enrolling trial.(Information posted to CTSU)

 

2. GENITOURINARY

NRG-GU006: Study Memorandum Specimen Shipment Reminder dated February 1, 2019 (posted on  CTSU)

 

3. 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 provide the results of this important study 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.

 

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 training is scheduled for 1pm MST on February 7, 2019 at the NRG semiannual meeting.

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES

 

Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:

 

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Atezolimumab

NRG-GI004

NRG-GY009

NRG-GY017

CTSU

CTSU

NRG

Bevacizumab

GOG-0213
GOG-0262

NRG

CTSU

Cabozantanib

NRG-GY001

CTSU

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

Oraparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

Pembrolizumab

NRG-GI002

NRG-GY016
NRG-HN003

CTSU

CTSU
NRG

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

Dignam JJ, Hamstra DA, Lepor H, Grignon D, Brereton H, Currey A, Rosenthal S, Zeitzer KL, Venkatesan VM, Horwitz EM, Pisansky TM, Sandler HM. Time Interval to Biochemical Failure as a Surrogate End Point in Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer: Analysis of Randomized Trial NRG/RTOG 9202. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Jan 20;37(3):213-221. PubMed PMID: 30526194.  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; meeting submission deadline Feb 12, 2019; LBA Mar 14, 2019 noon ET

 

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Sep 15-18, 2019; Chicago, IL; meeting submission deadline Feb 24, 2019

 

ESMO Breast Cancer Annual Congress; May 2-4, 2019; Berlin, Germany; 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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