June 3, 2019
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JCO's Cancer Stories: The Art of Oncology podcast – interview with Norman Wolmark, MD

Dr. Dan Hayes, a medical oncologist at the University of Michigan Cancer Center, recently interviewed Dr. Norman Wolmark, an NRG Oncology group chair and chair of The NSABP Foundation, as part of the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer Stories Podcasts: Conversations with Oncology Pioneers, about the history of NSABP. Click here to listen.

 
 

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.

 

Meeting Highlights

  • 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, analyzing longitudinal PRO data as well as a panel discussion with NCORP PIs. This session will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 1-5pm and will be open to all attendees.  Click here for agenda.
  • Summer Symposium: Thursday, July 18 -  8am-3pm Read more
  • Scientific Session: Friday, July 19 -  8-10am
  • Health Disparities Workshop Special Session: Sexual and Gender Minority Related Activities at the NIH - Friday, July 19 - 10-11:30am Read more
  • Social Media Workshop: Friday, July 19 - 11:30am-12:30pm 

SAVE THE DATE: Information Session for NRG-BN006
NRG Oncology will be holding an information session at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting for NRG-BN006:  A Phase II/III Randomized, Open-Label Study of Toca 511, A Retroviral Replicating Vector, Combined with Toca FC with Temozolomide and Radiation Followed by Adjuvant Temozolomide and Toca FC Compared to Temozolomide and Radiation Followed by Adjuvant Temozolomide in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma. The session will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 10:30-11am ET and will be open to all attendees. More information on the session and agenda will be released soon. Please contact Erin Moye at moyee@nrgoncology.org for any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Kick-Off Session for NRG-GU007

NRG Oncology will be holding a kick-off session at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting for NRG-GU007: Randomized Phase II Trial of Niraparib with Standard Combination Radiotherapy and Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) in High Risk Prostate Cancer (with Initial Phase I). The session will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 11am-12pm ET and will be open to all attendees. More information on the session and agenda will be released soon. Please contact Erin Moye at moyee@nrgoncology.org for any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Kick-Off Session for NRG-LU003

NRG Oncology will be holding a kick-off session at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting for NRG-LU003 “A Biomarker-Driven Protocol for Previously Treated ALK-Positive Non-Squamous NSCLC Patients: The NCI-NRG ALK Protocol.” The session will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:30-11:30am ET and will be open to all attendees. More information on the session and agenda are posted here. Please contact Erica Field at fielde@nrgoncology.org for any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Kick-Off Session for NRG-LU005
NRG Oncology will be holding an kick-off session at the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting for NRG-LU005: Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer (LS-SCLC): A Phase II/III Randomized Study of Chemoradiation Versus Chemoradiation Plus Atezolizumab.  The session will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 3-4pm ET and will open to all attendees. More information on the session and agenda will be released soon.  Please contact Erin Moye at moyee@nrgoncology.org for any questions.


Social Media Workshop 1-on-1's at #NRG19

Are you ready to get started on Twitter?  Let our social media experts show you how simple it is to set up a new account or make your existing account more engaging. At #NRG19, we have scheduled two Social Media 1-on-1 Workshops where our Twitter experts will be on hand to show you the how-to's of Twitter. If you are interested in learning more about tweeting, retweeting, hashtags, following, and more, stop by during one of the following sessions and bring your smartphone &/or laptop. No previous social media experience required! Friday, July 19, 12:30-1pm and Saturday, July 20, 10-11am.

 


ACTIVATION

LUNG

NRG-LU005: Activation Date: May 28, 2019 (posted on CTSU)


AMENDMENTS

BREAST
RTOG 1119
: Attn: Sites in Canada. Amendment 10 has been approved by Health Canada.  Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms on CTSU.

 

GYNECOLOGIC

GOG-0281: Amendment 14; version date: April 12, 2019 (posted on CTSU)

 

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BREAST

NSABP B-55 Thank You! NRG Oncology appreciates your dedication to the trial. (Memo posted to CTSU)

 

2. GENITOURINARY

RTOG-0924: An updated VisionTree Patient FAQ document is posted on CTSU (CIRB documents tab – Amendments)


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, June 12.

 

 

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

 

JCO's Cancer Stories: The Art of Oncology podcast – interview with Norman Wolmark, MD

Dr. Dan Hayes, a medical oncologist at the University of Michigan Cancer Center, recently interviewed Dr. Norman Wolmark, an NRG Oncology group chair and chair of The NSABP Foundation, as part of the Journal of Clinical Oncology’s Cancer Stories Podcasts: Conversations with Oncology Pioneers, about the history of NSABP. Click here to listen.

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS); Jun 13-15, 2019; Miami, FL

 

Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO); Jun 12-15, 2019; Huntington Beach, CA

 

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

 

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO); Sep 27-Oct 1, 2019; Barcelona, Spain; LBA Aug 21, 2019 9:00 pm CEST

 

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS); Dec 10-14, 2019; San Antonio, TX; due to publications committee Jun 24, 2019; meeting submission deadline Jul 8, 2019

 

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); Nov 20-24, 2019; Phoenix, AZ; due to publications committee May 27, 2019; meeting submission deadline June 10, 2019

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