July 11, 2016

We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, July 14-16, 2016 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. Pre-registration is now closed. Please register onsite for this meeting.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
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Summer Symposium - “Endometrial Cancer: The Future of Targeted Therapy”
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 8:00 am-2:30 pm
Program Description
Agenda

CTN/CRA Workshop Educational Sessions
Slide sets for the CTN/CRA Workshop Educational Session on Thursday, July 14, 2016, and the CTN/CRA Breakout Sessions on Friday, July 15, 2016, are posted to Nurses-CRAs/Education-and-Training on the NRG Oncology website. If you plan to attend these sessions, please download the slides prior to the meeting and bring them with you. No handouts will be provided at the meeting. Also, please check the NRG Oncology website frequently prior to the meeting, as additional presentations will be added.

Scientific Session - NRG Oncology Research Review
Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:00-10:00 am
Agenda

REMINDERS
There will be an NSABP B-51/ RTOG 1304 session on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 3:00-3:50 pm. This session is part of the CTN/CRA Breakout Sessions but is open to anyone involved in the conduct of any aspect of the B-51/1304 trial at their site. If you have the NSABP B-51/ RTOG 1304 trial open at your site, or are planning to open it in the future, you are encouraged to attend this informative session.

CCD 800-line Coverage During the Meeting
Information regarding the availability of the NRG Oncology-Pittsburgh Center Clinical Coordinating Department (CCD) during the NRG Oncology meeting is posted to the NRG Oncology and CTSU websites.

Dr. Marvella Ford to speak at special NRG Oncology Workshop on Cultural Competency in Clinical Trials
This workshop, on Friday, July 15, at 11 am, is designed for NRG Oncology research investigators, nurses, CRAs, and support staff to understand the role cultural competency plays in clinical trials. With recruitment of patients from underrepresented minority groups in clinical trials at less than 1%, there is an opportunity to reduce this gap in health disparity!

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
GYNECOLOGIC
GOG-0235:Termination effective June 29, 2016; Amendment 5; Version date: December 22, 2014

AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES
BRAIN
RTOG-1122:Action Letter for AMG 386 (Trebananib) and Amendment 10; Version date: June 28, 2016

HEAD & NECK
NRG-HN001: Amendment 4 has been approved by Health Canada. Sites in Canada can find the NOL and required TPD forms on the CTSU website

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
GENITOURINARY
RTOG-0924: The Spanish-translated consent form and CIRB approval of the form are available on the CTSU website

GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY004 and NRG-GY005: New version of Form 1572 posted to the CTSU website

Vision Tree Webinar
The next VTOC training session will be face to face at the NRG semiannual meeting July 14, 2016, at 1 pm CDT. 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 August 10, 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 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-BN002
Nivolumab: NRG-BN002
For NRG-BN002 safety reports, please see the RTOG General Broadcast page for details.

Membership: Accrual Reports
By now all NRG Oncology Main Members, LAPS, and NCORP offices should have received an email, which includes the accrual report for the first half of 2016 and the accrual report for calendar year 2015. Please check your junk mail if you have not received this information - - contact support@nrgoncology.org if you are certain the email has not been received.

Statistical Reports
The July 2016 Statistical Reports have been posted on the NRG Oncology website. Please use your CTEP/IAM login credentials to view these reports.

Newsletter
The current issue of the NRG Oncology Newsletter is now available on the NRG Oncology website.

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

Upcoming Meetings
American Head & Neck Society (AHNS), Jul 16-20, 2016; Seattle, WA
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Jul 31-Aug 4, 2016; Washington, DC

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 of Clinical Research (SOCRA), Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016; Montreal, QC, Canada; meeting abstracts submission deadline Jul 29, 2016

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