August 8, 2016

NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304: Pocket Card (posted to NSABP and CTSU websites)

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: OlympiA Newsletter, 7th Issue (posted to CTSU)

NRG-HN002: Study Memorandum dated August 1, 2016

NRG Oncology DMC (Panel A and Panel B) Meeting Excerpts have been posted.
For studies on the CTSU menu, see the CTSU website; a 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.

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, NRG-HN002, and NRG-CC003. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat. The next webinar training is scheduled for August 10, 2016.

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.

An Investigator’s Brochure notice has been issued for the following GOG studies:
Cabozantinib (NRG-GY001)

The current version of the Investigator Brochure Documents (IB-Summary of Changes) for Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored trials are available for access via the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP) Online Agent Order Processing (OAOP) website ( Log-in using your Identity and Access Management (IAM) username and password credentials and provide the requested information to access the document.

Have you won an award or been recognized for an accomplishment in cancer research? Tell us about it.
The NRG Oncology Communications Committee would like to recognize the accomplishments of our members in our newsletter. If you have recently been recognized or have won an award for your contributions in the field of cancer research, please tell us about it by sending an e-mail to: and put "Award Notice" in the subject line. We will publish an announcement in an upcoming issue of the NRG Oncology Newsletter.

Communications Survey
Please take our brief SURVEY to let us know what types of topics you would like to see included in our NRG Oncology communications.

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.

Atri M, Zhang Z, Dehdashti F, Lee SI, Ali S, Marques H, Koh WJ, Moore K, Landrum L, Kim JW, DiSilvestro P, Eisenhauer E, Schnell F, Gold M. Utility of PET-CT to evaluate retroperitoneal lymph node metastasis in advanced cervical cancer: Results of ACRIN6671/GOG0233 trial. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jul 27. pii: S0090-8258(16)30681-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27178725.

Bar-Ad V, Zhang QE, Harari PM, Axelrod R, Rosenthal DI, Trotti A, Jones CU, Garden AS, Song G, Foote RL, Raben D, Shenouda G, Spencer SA, Harris J, Le QT. Correlation Between the Severity of Cetuximab-Induced Skin Rash and Clinical Outcome for Head and Neck Cancer Patients: The RTOG Experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Aug 1;95(5):1346-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.03.011. Epub 2016 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 27212198.

White J, Winter K, Kuske RR, Bolton JS, Arthur DW, Scroggins T, Rabinovitch RA, Kelly T, Toonkel LM, Vicini FA, McCormick B. Long-Term Cancer Outcomes From Study NRG Oncology/RTOG 9517: A Phase 2 Study of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation With Multicatheter Brachytherapy After Lumpectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Aug 1;95(5):1460-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.03.037. Epub 2016 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 27479725.

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

Upcoming Meetings

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Sep 25-28, 2016; Boston, MA
College of American Pathologists (CAP); Sep 25-28, 2016; Las Vegas, NV
European Society of Gynaecolocial Oncology (ESGO); Sep 8-10, 2016; Antalya, Turkey
American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO); Sep 25-28, 2016; Boston, MA

Upcoming abstract submission deadline
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GI; Jan 19-21, 2017; San Francisco, CA; due to publications committee Sep 13, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Sep 27, 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) GU; Feb 16-18, 2017; Orlando, FL; due to publications committee Oct 11, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 25, 2016

NEW: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) / Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITI); Feb 23-25, 2017; Orlando, FL; due to publications committee Oct 11, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 18, 2016

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

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