February 8, 2016

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
HEAD & NECK
RTOG 1216: Temporary Closure Notice dated February 8, 2016; Phase II component met accrual and will close for protocol-specified analyses at 5 PM Monday, February 22.

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
HEAD & NECK
RTOG 0234: Amendment 9, Version Date: January 26, 2016
RTOG 0522: Amendment 10, Version Date: January 26, 2016
NRG-HN001: Study Memorandum dated February 8, 2016

FORM UPDATES
RTOG 0815: F0 and F1 forms have been updated.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
GI/COLON
NSABP CI-63/ECOG E1292: Closure to Follow-up Notice (posted to NSABP 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 February 17, 2016.

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 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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: NRG Contact Principal Investigators and Lead Research Associates will be sent an e-mail later this week with a list of total NRG accrual from their networks by protocol and by CTEP ID# for calendar year 2015. Please watch for this upcoming message.

The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank- San Francisco will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President’s Day Holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday the 16th.
The NRG Columbus and Pittsburgh banks are open for business as usual. Please contact us at NRBBB@ucsf.edu or 415-476-7864 with any questions.

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
Voog JC, Paulus R, Shipley WU, Smith MR, McGowan DG, Jones CU, Bahary JP, Zeitzer KL, Souhami L, Leibenhaut MH, Rotman M, Husain SM, Gore E, Raben A, Chafe S, Sandler HM, Efstathiou JA. Cardiovascular Mortality Following Short-term Androgen Deprivation in Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer: An Analysis of RTOG 94-08. Eur Urol. 2016 Feb;69(2):204-10. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.08.027. Epub 2015 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 26362090. Read more

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

Upcoming Meetings
Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 19-22, 2016; San Diego, CA

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO); Mar 2-5, 2016; Boston, MA

St. Gallen GI Cancer Conference; Mar 10-12, 2016; St Gallen, Switzerland

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP); Mar 12-18, 2016; Seattle, WA

Upcoming abstract submission deadline
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Jul 31-Aug 4, 2016; Washington DC, due to publications committee Feb 25, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline Mar 10, 2016

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Sep 25-28, 2016; Boston, MA; meeting abstract submission deadline Feb 17, 2016

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Sep 25-28, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, due to publications committee Feb 26, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline Mar 11, 2016

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