April 20, 2015

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES

BREAST
NSABP B-52: Amendment #3, version date December 8, 2014 (posted on NSABP and CTSU websites)

HEAD & NECK
RTOG 0912:
Amendment 7 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can find the NOL and required TPD forms here.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
BREAST
Urgent!
NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: Pathology and Correlative Science Instructions have been revised to include additional information about biospecimen kit ordering and the collection and shipping of the required biospecimens. (posted on the CTSU website)

GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0274 / RTOG 1174: OUTBACK Internet Explorer 11 compatibility mode instructions

Vision Tree Webinar
The VTOC Webinar Training Series schedule and registration is available for NRG Oncology Research Associates working on RTOG 0938, 0924, and 0920. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat.  The next training is scheduled for April 21, 2015.

DRUG SAFETY REPORTS AND INVESTIGATOR'S BROCHURE
Safety updates have been issued for GOG legacy studies.  For details, please see the GOG Weekly Mailing page.

Safety updates and an Investigator's Brochure have been issued for NSABP legacy studies. For details, please see the NSABP Members' Area or the E-mail Distributions page and the CTSU website.

Request for Research Proposals
The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Discipline Committee is seeking a request for research proposals from any relevant discipline that will advance basic, translational, or clinical science in adolescent and young adult oncology (defined as cancer patients or survivors diagnosed at 15 to 39 years of age). The award is for $50,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award Opportunity
The 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program to take place in Brussels, Belgium is open to postdoctoral researchers interested in spending 12 months at the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). The selected candidate will receive training in the methodology of cancer clinical and translational research using data from EORTC databases.

This award is open to medical doctors, statisticians, or translational research scientists interested in entering clinical research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for applications is August 3, 2015. Click here for more information.

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates.

Upcoming scientific meetings
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Apr 18-22, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Apr 25-29, 2015, Seattle, WA

American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), Apr 21-23, 2015, Boston, MA

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), Apr 29-May 3, 2015, Orlando, FL

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), Apr 24-28, 2015, Barcelona, Spain

 

Upcoming abstract submission deadline

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), Oct 21-24, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada, meeting submission deadline  Apr 24, 2015.

European Society of Gynaecolocial Oncology (ESGO),Oct 24-27, 2015, Nice, France, meeting submission deadline May 5, 2015, due to Publications Committee Apr 21, 2015.

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