May 23, 2016

Meeting Registration is now OPEN!
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 14-16, 2016 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. Registration deadline is June 21, 2016! Please pre-register online for this meeting by June 21, 2016. Registering onsite at the meeting will incur an additional $50 fee. Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0280: Amendments 4 and 5 in response to Rapid Amendment, Version Date: May 2, 2016

GOG-9923: Amendment 18 in response to Rapid Amendment, Version Date: May 16, 2016

GOG-9927: Amendment 9 in response to Rapid Amendment, Version Date: May 16, 2016

HEAD AND NECK
RTOG 0920: Amendment 10 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can access the NOL and TPD forms on the CTSU website

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 June 8, 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.

NRG ONCOLOGY INVESTIGATORS PLEASE ALERT LOCAL VA
Investigators in the VA system are now able to utilize the NCI Central IRB to open NCI extramural treatment and cancer control/prevention trials. If you are a VA investigator and member of the NCORP, NCTN, the ETCTN, or DCP Consortia, your local VA institution is required to enroll in the CIRB before you can proceed. To get started, contact Marisue Cody, Director of Operations, at the VA Research and Development Office, 202-443-5681 or mailto:marisue.cody@va.gov. She will inform you about the steps your institution needs to take.

PODCAST ABOUT PREDATORY PUBLISHERS
NRG Oncology Publications Committee has had questions about predatory publishers soliciting authors via email to publish in their journals. We encourage you to listen to this helpful podcast from Roger Watson, Editor of Journal of Advanced Nursing and Nursing Open, a reputable open access journal.Watson's podcast is a short and succinct description of predatory publishers AND the new scam of predatory conferences. He also describes resources for checking if a journal is reputable. Here is the podcast: Predatory publishers and journal hijackers

MEMORIAL DAY - HOLIDAY HOURS AND CLOSURES
Memorial Day holiday hours and closure information for the Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), and Biospecimen Banks is posted on the NRG Oncology website under "News."

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

Upcoming Meetings
Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG), Jun 2-3, 2016, Chicago, IL

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Jun 3-7, 2016, Chicago, IL

Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (WAGO), Jun 8-11, 2016, Sedona, AZ

American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD), Jun 12-16, 2016, Atlanta, GA

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), Jun 23-25, 2016, Adelaide, Australia

American Brachytherapy Society (ABS), Jun 27-29, 2016, San Francisco, CA

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Oct 7-11, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark; meeting abstract submission deadline Aug 23, 2016 LBA

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), Nov 17-20, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ; due to publications committee May 27, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Jun 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 Jun 13, 2016

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