May 31, 2016

HURRY – Only 21 Days Left to Register!
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-0281: Amendment 8, Version Date: April 27, 2016

GOG-0283: Amendment 5, Version Date: May 18, 2016

LUNG
RTOG 1306: Action Letter for Crizotinib and Amendment 6; version date: May 16, 2016 (posted to CTSU)

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
BREAST
NSABP B-35: Final Study Closure Notice and Patient Letter (posted to NSABP and CTSU)

NSABP B-36: Final Study Closure Notice and Patient Letter (posted to NSABP and CTSU)

COLON
NSABP R-04: Final Study Closure Notice and Patient Letter (posted to NSABP and CTSU)

GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0229N: Termination effective January 25, 2016; Amendment 4, Version Date: December 17, 2014

FORM UPDATES
The standard NRG ST form has been and available on the CTSU website for RTOG 0848, RTOG 1010, RTOG 1306, RTOG 1308, NRG-BN001, NRG-BR002, NRG-CC003, NRG-HN001, NRG-HN002 and NRG-LU001.
The NRG-HN001-EBV-DNA Specimen Transmittal Form has been updated and posted on the CTSU website

NOTE: The Standard ST form is for banking use and the EBV-DNA ST form is for study specific submissions.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0264: Critical Shortage of Bleomycin. Please see memo on the GOG legacy 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 June 8, 2016.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR BROCHURE NOTICES
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.

IB updates have been issued for RTOG legacy studies. For details, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page.

Safety updates have been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:
Ipilimumab: NRG-G003, NRG-BN002
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/NSABP B-49 abstract named "Best of ASCO"
Dr. Joanne Blum will present the interim joint analysis of the ABC phase III trials at the 2016 ASCO meeting on June 4 in Chicago. The abstract, "Interim joint analysis of the ABC (anthracyclines in early breast cancer) phase III trials (USOR 06-090, NSABP B-46-I/USOR 07132, NSABP B-49 [NRG Oncology]) comparing docetaxel + cyclophosphamide (TC) v anthracycline/taxane-based chemotherapy regimens (TaxAC) in women with high-risk, HER2-negative breast cancer," has been named a "Best of ASCO" abstract and will be featured at Best of ASCO meetings in Chicago, Washington, DC and San Diego later this summer.

NRG Oncology 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Presentations
The ASCO Annual Meeting is being held June 3-7, 2016 in Chicago, IL. The list of presentations by NRG Oncology researchers is posted on the NRG Oncology website.

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; meeting abstracts submission deadline Jun 13, 2016

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), Dec 6-20, 2016, San Antonio, TX; meeting abstracts submission deadline Jun 13, 2016

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