March 7, 2016

RTOG 0815: Study Memorandum for Closure dated March 7, 2016. This study has met its target accrual and will close at 5 PM ET today.

RTOG 0920: Study memorandum regarding error in sample consent, dated March 3, 2016

NRG-CC001 & NRG-CC003
NRG Hippocampal Avoidance Trials (CC001 & CC003) NCORP Webinar will take place on March 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM ET. If you are interested in attending, please contact Roseann Bonanni at or Tiffani Small at for the invite.

Vision Tree Webinar
The VTOC Webinar Training Series schedule and registration is available for NRG Oncology Research Associates working on RTOG 0924, RTOG 0920, RTOG 0938, NRG-HN001 and NRG-HN002. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat. The next webinar training is scheduled for March 16, 2016.

REVISED NRG Oncology DMC (Panel A and Panel B) Meeting Excerpts have been posted. For studies on the CTSU menu, see the CTSU website; a REVISED list of studies is available on the DMC page on the NRG Oncology website and under Protocol Updates on CTSU. Non-CTSU study excerpts are posted on the DMC page on the NRG Oncology website.

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.

The Head and Neck Cancer Committee is currently soliciting membership applications for the Head and Neck General and Head and Neck Core Committees. Applications are due by Monday, May 2, 2016 and can be found on the NRG Oncology website by clicking here .

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.

Happold C, Gorlia T, Chinot O, Gilbert MR, Nabors LB, Wick W, Pugh SL, Hegi M, Cloughesy T, Roth P, Reardon DA, Perry JR, Mehta MP, Stupp R, Weller M. Does Valproic Acid or Levetiracetam Improve Survival in Glioblastoma? A Pooled Analysis of Prospective Clinical Trials in Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 1;34(7):731-9. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.6563. Epub 2016 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 26786929. Read more

Li D, Moughan J, Crane C, Hoffman JP, Regine WF, Abrams RA, Safran H, Liu C, Chang P, Freedman GM, Winter KA, Guha C, Abbruzzese JL. RECQ1 A159C Polymorphism Is Associated With Overall Survival of Patients With Resected Pancreatic Cancer: A Replication Study in NRG Oncology Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9704. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Mar 1;94(3):554-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.10.062. Epub 2015 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 26725729. Read more

Wyatt G, Pugh SL, Wong RK, Sagar S, Singh AK, Koyfman SA, Nguyen-Tân PF, Yom SS, Cardinale FS, Sultanem K, Hodson I, Krempl GA, Lukaszczyk B, Yeh AM, Berk L. Xerostomia health-related quality of life: NRG oncology RTOG 0537. Qual Life Res. 2016 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26914104. Read more

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

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 deadlines
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Jul 31-Aug 4, 2016; Washington DC, meeting abstract submission deadline Mar 10, 2016

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Sep 25-28, 2016; Las Vegas, NV; meeting abstract submission deadline Mar 11, 2016

Cochrane Colloquium Oct 23-27, 2016; Seoul, South Korea; due to publications committee Mar 30, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline Apr 13, 2016

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Nov 27-Dec 2, 2016; Chicago, IL due to publications committee Mar 30, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline Apr 13, 2016

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