January 23, 2017

Pre-Registration is now closed. Please register onsite at the meeting.
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, February 9-11, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX. Meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

CTN/CRA Educational Programs
Slide sets for the CTN/CRA Program, Introduction to Clinical Trials: Principles of Clinical Trial Management on Thursday, February 9, 2017, and for the Educational Session for Clinical Trial Nurses and Clinical Research Associates on Friday, February 10, 2017, are posted to Nurses and CRA /Education and Training on the NRG Oncology website. If you plan to attend these sessions, please download the slides 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 may be added.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
BREAST
NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13 WebEx Friday, January 27, 2017, at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm ET
This WebEx is intended for PIs and research staff. The session will provide an update of the protocol, review frequently asked questions, and discuss patient retention to the trial. The session will last approximately 1 hour. Register to attend by sending your name, current email address, institution name, CTEP ID, and the session you wish to attend to Pam Andreyko, andreykop@nrgoncology.org. The agenda and the instructions to access the WebEx will be emailed to you prior to January 27th. Registration is limited so register by January 23rd to attend.

REMINDER! NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13 IMPORTANT ENROLLMENT NOTICE: SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Users will not be able to enroll to protocol NSABP-B-55 on Monday, January 23, 2017, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm U.S. ET , due to system maintenance. For assistance, call Randomization Support at 716-834-0900 ext. 7301. (posted to CTSU)

COLORECTAL
NRG-GI002: E-mail Blast (posted to CTSU)

GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY008: Memo providing update on screening, drug request form, and initial screening kits

GOG-0274/RTOG 1174 OUTBACK: Memo regarding public holiday closure

NRG-CC001 and CC003: The Benchmark portion of the credentialing for NRG-CC001 and NRG-CC003 will close on May 1, 2017 at 5 pm ET. If you have been previously approved for one of the trials you can still be grandfathered into the other. Complete a CSI form on the IROC Houston Website .

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, and NRG-CC003. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat. There will be face to face training at the NRG Oncology Semiannual meeting in Houston, TX on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1 pm CST.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR BROCHURE (IB) NOTICES

Safety updates have been issued for GOG legacy studies. For details, please see the GOG Weekly Mailing page.

Safety updates have been issued for NSABP legacy studies. For details, please see the NSABP E-mail Distributions page and the CTSU website.

An IB notice has been issued for RTOG legacy studies. For details, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page.

Safety updates have been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:

-Ipilimumab: NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002

-Nivolumab: NRG-GY002, NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002

  • For NRG-GY002 and NRG-GY003 safety reports, please see the protocol page on the NRG Oncology website for details.
  • For NRG-BN002 safety reports, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page for details.

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
Bell EH, Pugh SL, McElroy JP, Gilbert MR, Mehta M, Klimowicz AC, Magliocco A, Bredel M, Robe P, Grosu AL, Stupp R, Curran W Jr, Becker AP, Salavaggione AL, Barnholtz-Sloan JS, Aldape K, Blumenthal DT, Brown PD, Glass J, Souhami L, Lee RJ, Brachman D, Flickinger J, Won M, Chakravarti A. Molecular-Based Recursive Partitioning Analysis Model for Glioblastoma in the Temozolomide Era: A Correlative Analysis Based on NRG Oncology RTOG 0525. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Jan 12. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.6020. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28097324. Read more

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates.
Upcoming Meetings
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU; Feb 16-18, 2017; Orlando, FL
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP); Mar 4-10, 2017; San Antonio, TX

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Apr 1-5, 2017; Washington, DC; Late-breaking final results and conclusions for placeholder abstracts due by February 10, 2017
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM); Jul 30-Aug 3, 2017; Denver, CO; due to publications committee Feb 23, 2017; meeting abstracts submission deadline Mar 9, 2017
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); Jun 2-6, 2017; Chicago, IL; due to publications committee Jan 24, 2017; meeting abstracts submission deadline Feb 7, 2017
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) ; Sep 24-27, 2017; San Diego, CA; due to publications committee Feb 1, 2017; meeting abstracts submission deadline Feb 15, 2017
College of American Pathologists (CAP); Oct 8-11, 2017; National Harbor, MD; due to publications committee Feb 22, 2017; meeting abstracts submission deadline Mar 10, 2017
Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC); Jun 22-24, 2017; Washington, DC; due to publications committee Jan 31, 2017; meeting abstracts submission deadline Feb 14, 2017


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