May 6, 2019
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Register today to have your fee waived! NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting in Philadelphia 

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Register today to have your fee waived!

We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 18-20, 2019, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA. Pre-Registration for this meeting is complimentary for all NRG members who pre-register by the deadline of June 25, 2019. We kindly ask that everyone please pre-register for this meeting before the deadline. Onsite registration will incur a $100 fee.

Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

 

Patient-Reported Outcomes: Upping the game for PRO methods and design in clinical trials

NRG Oncology will be holding a workshop at the NRG Semiannual Meeting related to improving statistical methods to meet study goals and analyzing longitudinal PRO data. This session will also include a panel discussion with NCORP PIs. The session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 1-5 pm ET and will be open to all attendees. More information on the session and agenda will be released soon.


AMENDMENTS

CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL

NRG-CC003: Amendment 2; version date: February 14, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

 

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BREAST

NRG-BR002: The USC will celebrate Commencement on Friday, May 10 and the campus will be closed to external vendors. The Kuhn Laboratory will not be able to receive samples on Friday, May 10. Please schedule specimen collection accordingly around this time. For further questions please contact Xiomara at the Kuhn Laboratory at xvillase@usc.edu or 213-740-9614.

 

NRG-BR004: Updated Pathology Instructions; version date: May 2, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

 

2. GASTROINTESTINAL

NRG-GI002: Time Sensitive! Temporary accrual suspension is imminent. Announcement has been posted to the CTSU website.


3. GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY009: Block Submission Reminder memo (posted on  CTSU)

 

Form TR for Biospecimens Shipped to NRG Biospecimen Bank-Columbus Read more

 

Biospecimen Bank-Columbus & SDMC Undergoing Refurbishment Read more

 

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 Wednesday, May 8.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES

Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:

 

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG-GY003

NRG

NRG

 

NRG Oncology Mentorship Working Group Update

Are you a new CRA or CTN within NRG Oncology? Would you like a mentor to help guide you through your new role as a CRA or CTN? Are you an institution in need of more guidance after an audit? The Mentorship Working Group can provide a mentor for you! Apply by clicking here for more information. We hope to hear from you soon.

 

 

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

Brooks RA, Tritchler DS, Darcy KM, Lankes HA, Salani R, Sperduto P, Guntupalli S, DiSilvestro P, Kesterson J, Olawaiye AB, Moxley K, Waggoner S, Santin A, Rader JS, Kizer NT, Thaker PH, Powell MA, Mutch DG, Birrer MJ, Goodfellow PJ. GOG 8020/210: Risk stratification of lymph node metastasis, disease progression and survival using single nucleotide polymorphisms in endometrial cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0090-8258(19)30138-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.02.028. [Epub 2019 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 30827726; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6486855.   Read more


PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

American College of Radiology (ACR); May 18-22, 2019 ; Washington DC

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO); May 31 - Jun 4, 2019; Chicago, IL

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Jun 1-5, 2019; Cleveland, OH

 

Society for Clinical Trials (SCT); May 19-22, 2019; New Orleans, LA

 

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO); Sep 27-Oct 1, 2019; Barcelona, Spain; due to publications committee Apr 30, 2019; meeting submission deadline May 8, 2019 9 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time); LBA Aug 21, 2019 9:00 pm CEST

 

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); Nov 20-24, 2019; Phoenix, AZ; due to publications committee May 8, 2019; meeting submission deadline May 27, 2019

 

 

 

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