December 28, 2015

1 Day Left to Register!
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 by tomorrow, December 29, 2015. Registering onsite at the meeting will incur an additional $50 fee. Online Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
BREAST
NRG-BR001: Amendment 3; Version Date: November 13, 2015.

CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL
RTOG 0938: Amendment 4; Version Date: December 15, 2015.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
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 February 17, 2015.
VisionTree Workshop at NRG semiannual meeting, Thursday, January 21, 2016. This will be an in person workshop. Please see the agenda on the NRG website.

DRUG SAFETY REPORTS
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.

NCI Pharmaceutical Management Branch (PMB) New Year's Day Closure
PMB will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016. The last day that PMB will make normal shipments next week is Tuesday, December 29, 2015, with limited shipments sent on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Please take this into account when submitting your order requests and plan accordingly. If your site will be closed or closing early on Thursday, December 31, 2015, please inform us of that in the comments block upon your order submission. As a reminder, if your request is for next day delivery, requests must be received by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and you must provide an express courier account number.

Business hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Eastern Time. PMB will respond to messages received by phone at (240) 276-6575 or by email at PMBAfterHours@mail.nih.gov during business hours.

HOLIDAY REMINDERS
Holiday closure information for the Operations Offices and Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), and Biospecimen Banks is posted on the NRG Oncology website under "News."

Please check www.fedex.com for delays during holidays and inclement weather before shipping frozen biospecimens. When there are FedEx alerts, it is best to wait 1 or 2 days before shipping to ensure safe arrival to the biobank. Priority Overnight shipments are not guaranteed during the holidays and may take 2 days.

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

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), June 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, CA; abstract submission due to publications committee Dec 28, 2015; meeting abstract submission deadline Jan 8, 2016.

American College of Radiology (ACR), May 15-19, 2016, Washington DC; abstract submission due to publications committee Dec 28, 2015; meeting abstract submission deadline Jan 8, 2016.

American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), Jul 16-20, 2016, Seattle, WA; abstract submission due to publications committee Dec 28, 2015; meeting abstract submission deadline Jan 8, 2016.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Jun 3-7, 2016, Chicago, IL; due to publications committee January 12, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline Feb 2, 2016.

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