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.
Cancellation Notice: The FORTE Workshop has been has removed from the agenda and will be held at the July 2020 semiannual meeting.
NRG-GY004: Action Letter and Amendment 11; version date: August 15, 2019 (posted on CTSU)
NSABP B-55: Revised Q2 Solutions Supply Re-order Form (posted on CTSU)
OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
NRG-BR004: Memo regarding Mandatory Slide Submission for Central Testing of PD-L1 (posted on CTSU)
NRG-BR005: Please review the SOC Imaging form in Medidata Rave for queries from IROC personnel pertaining to imaging submissions via TRIAD. Please respond as soon as possible.
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
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-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
RTOG 1308: The Spanish-translated consent form and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website.
NRG-LU003: The Spanish-translated consent forms and CIRB approval of the forms are available on the CTSU website.
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 UPDATES
Safety updates have been issued for the following study:
WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS
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 the NRG Oncology website -- 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 functions.
Health Disparities Committee Accepting Applications for Membership The NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee is accepting applications for membership. Applicants will need to submit:
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.
Reminder: Veterans Day Closures The following NRG Oncology locations are closed today, 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 are open during regular business hours. More information about these closures is posted on the CTSU and NRG Oncology websites.
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.
Bovi JA, Pugh SL, Sabsevitz D, Robinson CG, Paulson E, Mehta MP, Gondi V, Kundapur V, Shahin MS, Chao ST, Machtay M, DeNittis AS, Laack NN, Greenspoon JN, Moore KN, Huang J, Dominello MM, Kachnic LA. Pretreatment Volume of MRI-Determined White Matter Injury Predicts Neurocognitive Decline After Hippocampal Avoidant Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases: Secondary Analysis of NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0933. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jul 16;4(4):579-586. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2019.07.006. eCollection 2019 Oct-Dec. PubMed PMID: 31673651; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6817553. Read More
Eldridge RC, Pugh SL, Trotti A, Hu K, Spencer S, Yom SS, Rosenthal D, Read N, Desai A, Gore E, Shenouda G, Mishra MV, Bruner D, Xiao C. Changing functional status within 6 months posttreatment is prognostic of overall survival in patients with head and neck cancer: NRG Oncology Study. Head Neck. 2019 Nov;41(11):3924-3932. doi: 10.1002/hed.25922. Epub 2019 Aug 22. PubMed PMID: 31435980. Read More
Ahluwalia M, Pugh S, Ellingson BM, Kotecha RR, Cloughesy TF, Vogelbaum MA, Aldape KD, Cui Y, Armstrong TS, Mehta MP. NRG Oncology NRG-BN006: A phase II/III randomized, open-label study of Toca 511 and Toca FC with standard of care compared to standard of care in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. SNO (Society for Neuro-Oncology). 11/20/2019. RBTT-11
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates