November 4, 2019
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NRG Oncology Registration is Open

The meeting schedule has significant changes from past meetings. Please review the preliminary agenda carefully.
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NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting - Pre-register today to have your fee waived!

We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, January 9-11, 2020, at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX. Pre-Registration for this meeting is complimentary for all NRG members who pre-register by the deadline of December 19, 2019. We kindly ask that everyone please pre-register for this meeting before the deadline. Onsite registration will incur a $100 fee. Please note that the fee for the Winter Symposium will not be waived.

Important Information: The meeting schedule has significant changes from past meetings. Please review the preliminary agenda carefully.

 

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

All Registrants: This is a new registration system and will require you to select the button under “NEW ACCOUNT PROFILE” to establish an account for the first time.

 ( Click here to see recent Semiannual Meeting broadcast)

 

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

Second Annual Radiation Oncology Mini-SymposiumFri, Jan 10, 8am

 

Cancellation Notice: The FORTE Workshop has been has removed from the agenda and will be held at the July 2020 semiannual meeting.


AMENDMENTS

GASTROINTESTINAL

RTOG 1112: Participating Sites in Canada – Amendment 8 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL on the  CTSU website.

 

GYNECOLOGIC

GOG-0239: RRA Amendment 14; version date: October 18, 2019 (posted on NRG Oncology)

 

NRG-GY018: Amendment 2; version date: September 24, 2019 (posted on CTSU)


OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES

1. BREAST

NSABP B-55/OlympiA: Please refer to the memo posted on CTSU for important information related to the upcoming Data Cut Off (DCO) and Database Lock (DBL) for Interim Analysis

 

2. BREAST/GASTROINTESTINAL

NRG-BR003, NRG-BR004, NRG-GI002, and NRG-GI004: Memo - Scheduling Protocol Therapy during the Holidays (posted to individual protocol pages on the CTSU website)


3. GYNECOLOGIC

NRG-GY004: Notification of Signature Requirement memo (posted on CTSU)


NRG-GY004
: Preparation for Upcoming Database Lock and Analysis memo (posted on CTSU)

 

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

NRG-GY007: Updated Drug Request Form (posted on NRG Oncology)

 

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, November 13.

 

DRUG SAFETY AND INVESTIGATOR BROCHURE (IB) UPDATES

Safety updates and IB Notices have been issued for the following studies:

 

DRUG NAME

PROTOCOL

WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS

IB*

Alectinib

NRG-LU003

CTSU

X

Ipilimumab

NRG-BN002

NRG

 

Nivolumab

NRG-BN002

NRG

 

Olaparib

NSABP B-55

CTSU

 

 

 *The current version of the Investigator Brochure Documents for Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trials are available for access via the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Online Agent Order Processing (OAOP) website (https://ctepcore.nci.nih.gov/OAOP/).  Log-in using your Identity and Access Management (IAM) username and password credentials and provide the requested information to access the document.

 

Every site principal investigator is responsible for reviewing this document. The Investigator Brochure is for use by the site principal investigator and any study personnel under his/her supervision who need to know the contents for the conduct of a clinical trial, including Institutional Review Board(s) or Independent Ethics Committee(s).

 

 

 

Dr. Abraham interview with Dr. Wolmark, ASCO Post: Living a Full Life series

Jame Abraham, MD, Director of the Breast Oncology Program at Taussig Cancer Institute, and Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, recently interviewed Norman Wolmark, MD, an NRG Oncology Group Chair, for the Living a Full Life series published in The ASCO Post. In the article, Dr. Wolmark reflects on his practice-changing accomplishments, including working with the late Bernard Fisher, MD. Click here to read the interview.


CRA and CTN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

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! Apply by visiting http://www.nrgoncology.org -- Nurses & CRAS tab -- Mentorship Program.

You will find the Mentor Request Form to complete.  The instructions on how to submit are located on the form.  Hope to hear from you soon!

 

Do you need general information to help you get started in NRG Oncology? The NRG Oncology Mentorship Working Group would like to remind you of a valuable resource. The “Introductory Materials” for CRAs and CTNs is available on the Mentorship Program page of the NRG Oncology website. This online resource was designed to make the introduction to NRG Oncology as smooth as possible by providing information regarding specific processes and contacts to be used when conducting NRG Oncology clinical trials.  The information is intended to assist new members in understanding how NRG Oncology trials operate and who to contact when there are questions or difficulties.

 

Health Disparities Committee Accepting Applications for Membership
The NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee is accepting applications for membership. Applicants will need to submit: 

  • The completed application form
  • A brief NIH-type biosketch identifying only key information OR an abridged (limit 4 pages) CV ( http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm#format)
  • A one (1) page maximum cover letter stating the reasons why the applicant wishes to join the committee, contributions the applicant will make to the group, and outline of relevant past contributions and accomplishments. Applicants may use the new NIH biosketch format in lieu of a cover letter.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Health Disparities Committee, please complete the application and return the form and necessary materials by Friday, November 22, 2019 to Committee-Nominations@nrgoncology.org. Click here to download the committee information/applicant requirements and the application.


GYN Cancer Subcommittees Accepting Applications for Membership 

The NRG Oncology GYN Cancer Subcommittees are accepting applications for membership. Applicants will need to submit:

Please complete the application and return the form and necessary materials by Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to Committee-Nominations@nrgoncology.org.

 

Veterans Day Closure Information
Please note the following NRG Oncology locations will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019, in observance of Veterans Day: Philadelphia East Operations Center, Buffalo SDMC, and the Biospecimen Bank in San Francisco.  All other locations will be open during regular business hours on that day. More information about these closures is posted on the CTSU and NRG Oncology websites.

 

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates

 

Upcoming Meetings

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

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); Dec 1-6, 2019; Chicago, IL

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS); Dec 10-14, 2019; San Antonio, TX

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

 

Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadlines

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR); Apr 24-29, 2020; San Diego, CA; due to publications committee Nov 21, 2019; meeting submission deadline Dec 5, 2019; LBA Jan, 2020

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Jun 6-10, 2020; Boston, MA; due to publications committee Nov 18, 2019; meeting submission deadline Dec 2, 2019

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO); Apr 3-7, 2020; Vienna, Austria; Late submission Jan 15, 2020

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 28-31, 2020; Toronto, ON Canada; submission deadline Intl abstr Nov 5, 2019; LBA Jan 7, 2020

St. Gallen Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference (SG-GICC); Mar 19-21, 2020; St Gallen, Switzerland; due to publications committee Dec 2, 2019; meeting submission deadline Dec 15, 2019

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