April 11, 2016

ACTIVATIONS
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0281: Reactivation effective April 11, 2016 at 9am ET

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
BREAST
NRG-BR002: Study Memorandum dated April 5, 2016

BRAIN
RTOG 0627: (Attn: Canadian sites) Health Canada determined a NOL will not be issued for Amendment 12. This amendment meets the requirements of a CTA-notification and a letter from Health Canada will not be issued. Please proceed with REB/IRB submission.

NRG-BN001: Study Memorandum dated April 8, 2016

NRG-BN002: Study Memorandum dated April 8, 2016

CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL
NRG-CC003: Study Memorandum dated April 8, 2016

NRG-CC001 & CC003: Video recording and slide set from the March 31, 2016 webinar.

GENITOURINARY
RTOG 0534: (Attn: Canadian sites) Health Canada determined a NOL will not be issued for Amendment 6. This amendment meets the requirements of a CTA-notification and a letter from Health Canada will not be issued. Please proceed with REB/IRB submission.

HEAD & NECK
RTOG 1016: (Attn: Canadian sites) Health Canada determined a NOL will not be issued for Amendment 8. This amendment meets the requirements of a CTA-notification and a letter from Health Canada will not be issued. Please proceed with REB/IRB submission.

LUNG
RTOG 1106: Amendment 7 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms on the CTSU website

CLOSURE NOTICES
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0229G:Termination effective January 25, 2016; Amendment 11, Version Date: December 17, 2014

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, RTOG 0928, NRG-HN001, and NRG-HN002. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat. The next webinar training is scheduled for April 13, 2016.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES
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
-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.

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

Lee WR, Dignam JJ, Amin MB, Bruner DW, Low D, Swanson GP, Shah AB, D'Souza DP, Michalski JM, Dayes IS, Seaward SA, Hall WA, Nguyen PL, Pisansky TM, Faria SL, Chen Y, Koontz BF, Paulus R, Sandler HM. Randomized Phase III Noninferiority Study Comparing Two Radiotherapy Fractionation Schedules in Patients With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr 4. pii: JCO670448. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27044935. Read more

Buckner JC, Shaw EG, Pugh SL, Chakravarti A, Gilbert MR, Barger GR, Coons S, Ricci P, Bullard D, Brown PD, Stelzer K, Brachman D, Suh JH, Schultz CJ, Bahary JP, Fisher BJ, Kim H, Murtha AD, Bell EH, Won M, Mehta MP, Curran WJ Jr. Radiation plus Procarbazine, CCNU, and Vincristine in Low-Grade Glioma. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 7;374(14):1344-1355. PubMed PMID: 27050206. Read more

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1500925

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS

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

Upcoming Meetings

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Apr 16-20, 2016, New Orleans, LA

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Apr 30-May 4, 2016, Chicago, IL

American Radium Society (ARS), Apr 16-19, 2016, Philadelphia, PA

American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS), Apr 13-17, 2016, Dallas, TX

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), Apr 30-May 4, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), Apr 29-May 3, 2016, Turin, Italy

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines

Cochrane Colloquium, Oct 23-27, 2016; Seoul, South Korea; meeting abstract submission deadline Apr 13, 2016

European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Oct 7-11, 2016; Copenhagen, Denmark; due to publications committee Apr 27, 2016; meeting abstract submission deadline May 11, 2016; Aug 23, 2016 LBA

International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), Oct 19-22, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark; meeting abstract submission deadline Apr 18, 2016

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

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), Dec 6-20, 2016, San Antonio, TX; due to publications committee May 27, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline June 13, 2016

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