September 30, 2019
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NRG Oncology is seeking an experienced Patient Advocate to serve as Chair for its Patient Advocate Committee 
Application Deadline: 10/15/19

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TERMINATIONS
GYNECOLOGIC

GOG-0241: Terminated effective April 15, 2019; version date: June 10, 2014 (posted on  CTSU)

NRG-CC002: Terminated effective February 9, 2019; version date: September 22, 2015  (posted on  CTSU)


AMENDMENTS

GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY005: Amendment 11; version date: September 6, 2019 (posted on  CTSU)

LUNG

RTOG 1308:  Amendment 5; version date: August 20, 2019 (posted on  CTSU)

 

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. GASTROINSTINAL

NRG-GI004: Bioclinica Reminders Memo (posted on CTSU)


2. GENITOURINARY

NRG-GU007: Reminder that the study was reopened to accrual with protocol amendment 1 on July 17, 2019. The protocol is currently accruing to the phase I portion at dose level 1 of the study (posted on CTSU)


3. GYNECOLOGIC

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


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

 

NRG-GY018: MMR and PD-L1 Kit Ordering (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, October 9.

 

 

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES

Safety updates have been issued for the following studies:

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

Atezolimumab

NRG-GY009

NRG-GY017

NRG-LU005

CTSU

NRG

CTSU

Olaparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

 

 

NRG Oncology is seeking an experienced Patient Advocate to serve as Chair for its Patient Advocate Committee 

This volunteer position provides the selected individual the responsibility of facilitating and guiding the NRG Oncology Patient Advocate Committee (PAC) and program through a process to update its vision and create an action plan to build on its success. Read more


Call for Research Proposals

The NRG Oncology Colorectal Cancer subcommittee is seeking vendors and researchers with ctDNA expertise in the field.  An RFA for the randomized phase II/III colorectal prospective clinical trial, NRG-CR1902 is posted here. We are seeking a biomarker assay partner to perform CLIA-certified assay testing of patients to detect ctDNA from plasma samples at the time of enrollment and at end of completion of planned adjuvant therapy.  Responses to the RFA no later than Friday, November 1, 2019. Please direct responses and any questions to Chet Cornman at chet.cornman@nsapb.org.

ESMO 2019: Trametinib Improves Outcomes for Women with Low-Grade Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary/Peritoneum on NRG-GOG 0281

NRG Oncology and the National Cancer Research Network (NCRN) collaborated on a phase II/III clinical trial NRG-GOG 0281 which compared treatment using the MEK inhibitor trametinib to the physician’s choice of standard of care treatment for women with low-grade serous ovary or peritoneal cancer (LGSOC). Results of this trial indicate that trametinib was able to improve progression-free survival (PFS) and objective response rate (ORR). Improvements in response duration and overall survival (OS) were also observed.   Read more

 

Dr. Abraham Appointed Cleveland Clinic Department Chair of Hematology/Medical Oncology

Congratulations to Jame Abraham, MD, FACP, vice chair of the NRG Oncology Research Review Committee, on his appointment as chair of the Department of Hematology/Medical Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Read more.

 

New recommended HDC resources

New resources have been added to the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee Recommended Resources page on the NRG Oncology website (login required).

PSC Accepting Applications for CTN and CRA Committees and Working Groups
The NRG Oncology Protocol Support Committee (PSC) is accepting applications for membership on the Clinical Trial Nurse (CTN) Committee, Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Committee, and PSC Working Groups (Education and Training, Mentorship, Protocol Review, and Quality Control). CTN and CRA members must also be a member of a Working Group. If you are not currently a member of a working group, you may apply at the same time.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of any of the committees or groups mentioned above, the Application Request forms, including instructions and descriptions, are posted here.

 

Click the link(s) below to download the specific application form and instructions (login required).

CTN Application

CRA Application

PSC Working Group Application

 

Applications are to be submitted by Monday October 21, 2019.  Please forward questions to: NRG-PSC@nrgoncology.org

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

Upcoming Meetings

European Society of Gynaecolocial Oncology (ESGO)  Biennial Nov 2-5, 2019; Athens, Greece

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

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO); Nov 20-24, 2019; Phoenix, AZ


Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS); Apr 25-28, 2020; New York, NY; due to publications committee Oct 1, 2019; meeting submission deadline Oct 15, 2019


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GI
; Jan 23-25, 2020; San Francisco, CA; due to publications committee Sep 17, 2019; meeting submission deadline Oct 1, 2019


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU
; Feb 13-15, 2020; San Francisco, CA; due to publications committee Oct 8, 2019; meeting submission deadline Oct 22, 2019


European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO); Apr 3-7, 2020; Vienna, Austria; due to publications committee Oct 9, 2019; meeting submission deadline Oct 23, 2019; Late submission Jan 15, 2020


Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
; Mar 28-31, 2020; Toronto, ON, Canada; meeting submission deadline Sep 17, 2019; Intl abstr  11-5-19; LBA 1-7-20


Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
; Mar 25-28, 2020; Boston, MA; due to publications committee Sep 16, 2019; meeting submission deadline Oct 7, 2019

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