October 5, 2015

NSABP B-52 has re-opened to accrual in the US with the activation of Amendment #4. Instructions and documents are posted to the NSABP and CTSU websites.

RTOG 0834/EORTC 26053-26054: Please visit the CTSU website for the EORTC’s End of Recruitment notice dated September 16, 2015

NRG-BN001: Amendment 1 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms here

GOG-0186H: Amendments 9 – 10, Version date: September 25, 2015

: Amendment 2, Version date: September 22, 2015

NRG-GY003 Approaching Accrual Goal
Please note that NRG-GY003 is rapidly approaching its accrual goal. Please contact the NRG Buffalo SDMC to confirm slot availability BEFORE consenting any new patients.

RTOG 1010 Accrual
Please see the RTOG 1010 webpage for an updated accrual status.

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 October 7, 2015.


Safety updates 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.

An Investigator’s Brochure notice has been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:
-Nivolumab (NRG-BN002, NRG-GY002, NRG-GY003)
All investigator’s receiving this agent from PMB for an NCI-sponsored trial have already received a copy of this IB directly from PMB. Contact PMB at IBCOORDINATOR@MAIL.NIH.GOV to obtain a copy of this IB.

SAVE THE DATE!Next NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting
Join us for the next NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting being held January 21-24, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. The Marriott will offer room rates of $169 for single or double occupancy. Hotel and Meeting registration information will be forthcoming this month.

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.

Hong LX, Shankar V, Shen J, Kuo HC, Mynampati D, Yaparpalvi R, Goddard L, Basavatia A, Fox J, Garg M, Kalnicki S, Tomé WA. Spine stereotactic body radiation therapy plans: Achieving dose coverage, conformity, and dose falloff. Med Dosim. 2015 Autumn;40(3):181-5.
doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2014.11.002. Epub 2014 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 25498838. Read more

Vargo JA, Beriwal S. RTOG Chest Wall Contouring Guidelines for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy: Is It Evidence-Based? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Oct 1;93(2):266-7.
doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.03.001. PubMed PMID: 26383675. Read more

Shen J, Bender E, Yaparpalvi R, Kuo HC, Basavatia A, Hong L, Bodner W, Garg MK, Kalnicki S, Tomé WA. An efficient Volumetric Arc Therapy treatment planning approach for hippocampal-avoidance whole-brain radiation therapy (HA-WBRT). Med Dosim. 2015 Autumn;40(3):205-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2014.11.007. Epub 2015 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 25605507. Read more

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

Upcoming abstract submission deadline

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Apr 30-May 4. 2016; Chicago, IL; meeting abstract submission deadline Oct 26, 2015; due to Publications Committee Oct 12, 2015

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS); April 13-16, 2016; Dallas, TX; meeting abstract submission deadline Nov 3, 2015; due to Publications Committee Oct 20, 2015

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Apr 30-May 4, 2016; Los Angeles, CA; meeting abstract submission deadline Nov 8, 2015; due to Publications Committee Oct 26, 2015

American Urology Association (AUA); May 7-10, 2016; San Diego, CA; meeting abstract submission deadline Nov 9, 2015; due to Publications Committee Oct 26, 2015

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