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 agendacarefully. Click here to see What’s New.
Cancellation Notice: The FORTE Workshop has been has removed from the agenda and will be held at the July 2020 semiannual meeting.
NRG-GY022: Activation November 18, 2019; version date: August 22, 2019 (posted on CTSU)
OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
NRG-BR002: Thanksgiving holiday closure and shipping information for the Kuhn-Hicks Laboratory and MD Anderson Lucci Laboratory (posted on CTSU)
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. GASTROINTESTINAL NRG-GI004: Updated Pathology Instructions (posted on CTSU)
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: Mandatory Toxicity Management Training SIVs - New dates available (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
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, December 11.
DRUG SAFETY UPDATES
Safety updates have been issued for the following study:
WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS
NRG Oncology Trial Shows that Surgical Debulking of Ovarian Cancer at the Time of Recurrence Does not Extend Survival
The NRG Oncology clinical trial GOG 0213 was designed to test if a second surgical cytoreduction, a procedure aimed to completely remove all visible tumors, could improve survival outcomes for women who have platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer. While complete gross resection was reached in the majority of trial participants, researchers were unable to prove that the addition of secondary surgical cytoreduction was able to extend survival outcomes for women when compared to chemotherapy alone. Read more
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.
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. Instructions on how to submit are 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.
Thanksgiving Holiday Closures Thanksgiving holiday closure information for the NRG Oncology Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), Biospecimen Banks, Serum Bank, and McKesson's Clinical Research Services, is posted on the CTSU and NRG Oncology websites.
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates