August 22, 2016

CLOSURES AND SUSPENSIONS
BREAST
NRG-BR001:Abdominal/pelvic metastatic site temporarily closed to accrual. See Study Memorandum dated August 11, 2016.


OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
BREAST
NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304: E-mail Blast (posted to NSABP and CTSU websites)

NSABP B-55/BIG 6-13: OlympiA Newsletter, 8th Issue (posted to CTSU)

LUNG
RTOG 1308: Please read this important letter to the community regarding the urgency of supporting trial participation, also posted on the CTSU protocol page and 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 September 14, 2016.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES AND INVESTIGATOR BROCHURE (IB) NOTICES
Safety and IB 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.

Safety updates have been issued for the following NRG Oncology studies:

Ipilimumab: NRG-GY003, 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.

Slide Sets from the Nurses & CRAs Educational Sessions Presented during July 2016 NRG Oncology Meeting
Since the conclusion of the meeting in Dallas, additional presentation slide sets have been posted on the NRG Oncology website. The slides are posted under the Nurses & CRAs tab, Past Meeting Resources, July 2016.

HOLIDAY CLOSURES
Biologics, Inc. will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day holiday. They will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 6. Biologics regular business hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6pm ET. If you have questions, please contact the Clinical Research Services team at 800-693-4906, or via email at clinicaltrials@biologicsinc.com.

The NRG Oncology Operations Centers
and Data Management Centers: Philadelphia East, Philadelphia West, and Pittsburgh Operations Centers will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the Labor Day holiday. The NRG Oncology Statistical and Data Management Centers (SDMC-Buffalo, SDMC-Philadelphia, and SDMC-Pittsburgh) also will be closed on Monday, September 5, for the holiday.

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
Thomson CA, Crane TE, Miller A, Garcia DO, Basen-Engquist K, Alberts DS. A randomized trial of diet and physical activity in women treated for stage II-IV ovarian cancer: Rationale and design of the Lifestyle Intervention for Ovarian Cancer Enhanced Survival (LIVES): An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG-225) Study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Jul;49:181-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.07.005. Epub 2016 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 27394382. Read more

PUBLICATIONS REMINDERS
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

Society of Clinical Research (SOCRA); Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016; Montreal, QC, Canada

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); Apr 22-26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA; due to publications committee Oct 11, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 25, 2016

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS); Apr 29-May 3, 2017; Boston, MA; due to publications committee Oct 3, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Oct 17, 2016

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

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

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 12-15, 2017; National Harbor, MD; due to publications committee Sep 5, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Sep 19, 2016 Abstract/Surg film; Oct 31, 2016 Global session; Dec 5-Jan 8, 2017 LBA

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO); Mar 15-18, 2017; Seattle, WA; due to publications committee Sep 12, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Sep 26, 2016

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