October 26, 2015

Registration is now Open!
Join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, January 21-24, 2016 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Please pre-register online for this meeting. Registering onsite at the meeting will incur an additional $50 fee. Online Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
GYNECOLOGIC
Please note NRG-CC002 is rapidly approaching its accrual goal (100 eligible patients undergoing primary cytoreduction). As a result, it is planned to close to accrual on Monday, November 2, 2015

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
BRAIN
NRG-BN001: Study Memorandum dated October 22, 2015. NOTE: For sites using the CIRB, the CIRB is currently reviewing this memorandum and will issue an acknowledgment letter.

RTOG-1205: Amendments 6-7 have been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms here.

GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0260: Amendments 5 and 6, Version Date: October 20, 2015

GOG-9923: Amendment 17, Version Date: October 6, 2015

FORM UPDATES
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0275: QOL Form is now available in French and is posted under ‘Protocol Specific Forms’ on the GOG-0275 web page.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
BREAST
NSABP B-52
:Updated Pathology and Correlative Science Instructions (dated October 21, 2015) and a memorandum summarizing the updates are posted to the NSABP and CTSU websites.

NRG-BR003: Updated Pathology and Correlative Science Instructions (dated October 21, 2015) and a memorandum summarizing the updates are posted to the CTSU website.

NRG GU001: The Spanish translated consent form and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website.

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 November 5, 2015.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES
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.

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

Safety updates have been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:

Nivolumab: NRG-GY002, NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002

Ipilimumab: NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002

For NRG-GY002 and NRG-GY003 safety reports, please see the protocol page on the NRG Oncology website for details.

For NRG-BN002 safety reports, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page for details.

REMINDER! NRG ONCOLOGY GI COLORECTAL AND NON-COLORECTAL SUBCOMMITTEES ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Applications for membership in the GI Colorectal and GI Non-colorectal Subcommittees are now being accepted. Please note that current committee members MUST re-apply for committee membership. If you or someone at your site is interested in becoming a committee member, please submit the application on or before November 2, 2015. The application is available on the NRG Oncology website: under the Scientific Program tab on the Disease Site Committees page. If you have any questions, please contact Carmen Allegra, MD (Carmen.Allegra@medicine.ufl.edu) or Christopher Crane, MD (ccrane@mdanderson.org).

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Gentile MS, Usman AA, Neuschler EI, Sathiaseelan V, Hayes JP, Small W Jr. Contouring Guidelines for the Axillary Lymph Nodes for the Delivery of Radiation Therapy in Breast Cancer: Evaluation of the RTOG Breast Cancer Atlas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Oct 1;93(2):257-65. doi: 10.1016 /j.ijrobp.2015.07.002. Epub 2015 Aug 6. PubMed PMID: 26383674. Read more

Lok BH, Jiang G, Gutiontov S, Lanning RM, Sridhara S, Sherman EJ, Tsai CJ, McBride SM, Riaz N, Lee NY. Palliative head and neck radiotherapy with the RTOG 8502 regimen for incurable primary or metastatic cancers. Oral Oncol. 2015 Oct;51(10):957-62. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2015.07.011. Epub 2015 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 26282714. Read more

Rosenthal SA, Hunt D, Sartor AO, Pienta KJ, Gomella L, Grignon D, Rajan R, Kerlin KJ, Jones CU, Dobelbower M, Shipley WU, Zeitzer K, Hamstra DA, Donavanik V, Rotman M, Hartford AC, Michalski J, Seider M, Kim H, Kuban DA, Moughan J, Sandler H. A Phase 3 Trial of 2 Years of Androgen Suppression and Radiation Therapy With or Without Adjuvant Chemotherapy for High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Final Results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Phase 3 Randomized Trial NRG Oncology RTOG 9902. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Oct 1;93(2):294-302. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.05.024. Epub 2015 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 26209502. Read more

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

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD); Jun 12-16, 2016; Atlanta, GA; meeting abstract submission deadline Oct 31, 2015

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

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS); April 13-16, 2016; Dallas, TX; meeting abstract submission deadline Nov 3, 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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