August 17, 2015

NRG-CC001 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL, TPD forms, and additional ICF instructions on the NRG Oncology website.

RTOG 1203: Closure Notice Dated August 14, 2015

RTOG 1122: Amendment 8, Version Date: July 13, 2015

GOG-0281: Amendment 4, Version Date: August 10, 2015

RTOG 1306: Study Memorandum Dated August 12, 2015

Vision Tree Webinar
The VTOC Webinar Training Series schedule and registration is available for NRG Oncology Research Associates working on RTOG 0924, RTOG 0920, NRG-HN001 and NRG-HN002. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat. The next webinar training is scheduled for September 16, 2015.

Safety updates and IB notices have been issued for GOG legacy studies. For details, please see the GOG Weekly Mailing page.

Safety updates 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.

Safety updates have been issued for RTOG legacy studies. For details, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page.

Biologics, Inc. will be closed Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day holiday. They will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8th. If you have questions, please contact the Clinical Research Services team at 800-693-4906, or

The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Banks –Columbus, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Serum Bank at Baylor College of Medicine will be closed on Monday, September 7th.
NRG BB-Columbus will accept Saturday delivery of whole blood specimens only on Saturday, September 5th. For questions call 866-464-2262 or email:
NRG BB-San Francisco- for questions call 415-476-7864 or email:
NRG BB- Pittsburgh- Do not ship blood or frozen biospecimens after Wednesday, September 3rd.

The NRG Oncology Operations Centers - Philadelphia West and Pittsburgh will be closed on Monday, September 7th for the holiday. The NRG Oncology Statistical and Data Management Centers -- SDMC-Buffalo, SDMC-Philadelphia and SDMC-Pittsburgh also will be closed on Monday, September 7th for the holiday.

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.

Kavuri SM, Jain N, Galimi F, Cottino F, Leto SM, Migliardi G, Searleman AC, Shen W, Monsey J, Trusolino L, Jacobs SA, Bertotti A, Bose R. HER2 Activating Mutations Are Targets for Colorectal Cancer Treatment. Cancer Discov. 2015 Aug;5(8):832-41. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-14-1211. PubMed PMID: 26243863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4527087. Read more

Commentary on Kavuri et al. article. Pectasides E, Bass AJ. ERBB2 Emerges as a New Target for Colorectal Cancer. Cancer Discov. 2015 Aug;5(8):799-801. doi: 10.1158/2159-8290.CD-15-0730. PubMed PMID: 26243861; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4527096. Read more

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

Upcoming abstract submission deadline
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU; Jan 7-9, 2016; San Francisco, CA; meeting abstract submission deadline Sep 9, 2015; due to Publications Committee Aug 29, 2015

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Oct 18-21, 2015; San Antonio, TX; Late-breaking abstract submission deadline Aug 27, 2015

Annual Brain Metastases Congress ;Oct 2-3, 2015; Marseille, France; meeting abstract submission deadlineAug 31, 2015; due to Publications Committee Aug 17, 2015

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO);Mar 19-22, 2016; San Diego, CA; meeting abstract submission deadlineSep 15, 2015; due to Publications Committee Sep 1, 2015

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO);Mar 2-5, 2016; Boston, MA; meeting abstract submission deadlineSep 14, 2015; due to Publications Committee Aug 31, 2015

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