August 12, 2019
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 Are you a new CRA or CTN within NRG Oncology? 
The Mentorship Working Group can provide you a mentor.

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OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1.  BREAST

NSABP B-55 – IDMC recommendations are available on the CTSU website for sites to download.

2. BRAIN 

NRG-BN001: Permanent Closure for Advanced Imaging Sub-Study for Group II Patients Study Memorandum dated August 5, 2019 (posted to CTSU).

3. GASTROINTESTINAL 

NRG-GI004/SWOG-S1610: Reminder – a Pocket Card is available on the CTSU website for sites to download.

4. GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY005: New Dates for Mandatory Toxicity Management Training SIVS (memo posted on CTSU)

NRG GY005: CEC Whole Blood Shipping Address memo (posted on  CTSU)

 

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

NRG-GY018:  NCT # is 03914612.  This will be added to the title page with the next amendment.

 

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

 

Biospecimen Bank-Columbus & SDMC Undergoing Refurbishment Read more

  

5.  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, August 14.

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES 

Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Atezolimumab

NRG-BR004
NRG-GI004              

NRG-GY009

NRG-GY017

NRG-LU005

CTSU

CTSU

CTSU

NRG

CTSU

Pembrolizumab

NRG-GI002

NRG-GY016

NRG-HN003

CTSU

CTSU

CTSU

 

 

#NRG19 Health Disparities Committee Workshop

Dr. Karen Walker from the NIH was the speaker at the recent Health Disparities Committee Workshop held during the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting in Philadelphia. This session was recorded and slides and video are now available to view on the NRG Oncology website (login req'd).

 

NRG 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 you a mentor! You can apply for a mentor by going to the NRG Oncology website at www.nrgoncology.org and click on the NURSES & CRAs tab, then select Mentorship Program. You will find the Mentor Form to click on and to complete. The instructions on how to submit are located on the form. Hope to hear from you soon!

 

NRG Oncology at the NCTN Plain Language Workshop

A member of the NRG Oncology Communications team and Patient Advocate Committee Member and former Committee Chair, Mary Scroggins, recently attended the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) Plain Language Workshop in Chicago, IL. During this workshop, attendees from the five NCTN groups, representatives from NCI, and consultants worked together to develop a template for short, patient-centric summaries, or snapshots, of open NCI clinical trials in order to promote interest and education. More information forthcoming as the groups work on finalizing this template document.


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

Hallemeier CL, Zhang P, Pisansky TM, Hanks GE, McGowan DG, Roach M 3rd, Zeitzer KL, Firat SY, Husain SM, D'Souza DP, Souhami L, Parliament MB, Rosenthal SA, Lukka HR, Rotman M, Horwitz EM, Miles EF, Paulus R, Sandler HM. Prostate-Specific Antigen After Neoadjuvant Androgen Suppression in Prostate Cancer Patients Receiving Short-Term Androgen Suppression and External Beam Radiation Therapy: Pooled Analysis of Four NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Randomized Clinical Trials. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 Aug 1;104(5):1057-1065. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2019.03.049. Epub 2019 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 30959123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6646073. Read More

Dauzier E, Lacas B, Blanchard P, Le QT, Simon C, Wolf G, Janot F, Horiuchi M, Tobias JS, Moon J, Simes J, Deshmane V, Mazeron JJ, Mehta S, Zaktonik B, Tamura M, Moyal E, Licitra L, Fortpied C, Haffty BG, Ghi MG, Gregoire V, Harris J, Bourhis J, Aupérin A, Pignon JP; MACH-NC Collaborative Group. Role of chemotherapy in 5000 patients with head and neck cancer treated by curative surgery: A subgroup analysis of the meta-analysis of chemotherapy in head and neck cancer. Oral Oncol. 2019 Aug;95:106-114. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2019.06.001. Epub 2019 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 31345376. Read More

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Sep 15-18, 201 9; Chicago, IL

International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS); Sep 19-20, 2019; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL); Oct 20-23, 2019; San Diego, CA

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Inaugural Conference on Brain Metastases; Aug 16-17, 2019; New York City, NY

 

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; LBA Aug 30, 2019

 

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