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 17, 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. Click here to see What’s New.
NRG Oncology will be holding a kick-off meeting for NRG-CC008 “
A Non-Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing the Non-Inferiority of Salpingectomy to Salpingo-oophorectomy to Reduce the Risk of Ovarian Cancer Among BRCA1 Carriers [SOROC],” on Friday, January 10 during the CPC workshop at 2:30pm. The protocol is anticipated to activate early 2020 and the session is open to all attendees.
OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
NRG-BN001: During the months of December and January, it is possible that there may be delays in processing MGMT analysis at MD Anderson Cancer Center. These delays could result in a turnaround time of up 15 business days from receipt of tissue from the NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank. In order to expedite randomization, it is recommended that, if possible, institutions process local MGMT analysis through LabCorp and include the LabCorp MGMT results with the tissue submission. See Study Memorandum dated December 2, 2019 (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)
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)
NRG-GY018: NeoGenomics and PPD Laboratories Holiday Closures 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. HEAD AND NECK
NRG-HN004: Please note the UCSD Biorepository will be closed December 22, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We ask that any scheduled collections be performed before or after this period to ensure they can be received and handled properly, even if this means they will be collected out of window.
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 studies:
WEBSITE FOR SAFETY REPORTS
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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.
Phase I Program Accepting Applications for Membership
The NRG Oncology Developmental Therapeutics Subcommittees (Phase I and the DT-Radiation Therapy) are accepting site applications for membership to the Phase I program. Applicants will need to submit:
Please complete the application and return the form and necessary materials by December 11 to membership@NRGOncology.org. Previous members will be grandfathered-in. However, a revised application will need to be completed to expand their institutional team into other focused areas. To see the list of previous members click here. These applications can be submitted by December 11 deadline or later.
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.
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Annual Meeting is being held December 10-14, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Presentations by NRG Oncology researchers are posted on the NRG Oncology website.
Arthur DW, Winter KA, Kuerer HM, Haffty B, Cuttino L, Todor DA, Anne PR, Anderson P, Woodward WA, McCormick B, Cheston S, Sahijdak WM, Canaday D, Brown DR, Currey A, Fisher CM, Jagsi R, Moughan J, White JR. Effectiveness of Breast-Conserving Surgery and 3-Dimensional Conformal Partial Breast Reirradiation for Recurrence of Breast Cancer in the Ipsilateral Breast: The NRG Oncology/RTOG 1014 Phase 2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Nov 21. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.4320. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31750868. Read More
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates