November 21, 2016

Meeting Registration is now OPEN!
We hope you can join us for the NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting, February 9-12, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, TX. Registration deadline is January 10, 2017. Please pre-register online for this meeting before the January 10, 2017 deadline! Registering onsite at the meeting will incur an additional $50 fee. Registration and meeting information is available on the NRG Oncology website.

OTHER PROTOCOL NOTICES
BREAST
NSABP B-51/RTOG 1304: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (posted to NSABP and CTSU).

GYNECOLOGIC
NRG-GY003: Data Management Transition Memo (posted to NRG Oncology).

NRG-GY004: Amendment 1 documents have been reposted on the CTSU website for clarification.

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 December 14, 2016.

DRUG SAFETY UPDATES
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 E-mail Distributions page and the CTSU website.

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

Cabozantinib: NRG-GY001
Cediranib: NRG-GY004 and NRG-GY005
Ipilimumab: NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002
Nivolumab: NRG-GY002, NRG-GY003, NRG-BN002

For NRG-GY001, NRG-GY004, and NRG-GY005 safety reports please see the CTSU website.

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.

BREAST and COLORECTAL
NRG-BR003 and NRG-GI002: Memorandum - Scheduling Protocol Therapy During the Holidays (posted to individual protocol pages on the CTSU website)

Thanksgiving Day holiday closures
Thanksgiving Day holiday closure information for the NRG Oncology Operations Offices, Statistics and Data Management Centers (SDMCs), and Biospecimen Banks is posted on the NRG Oncology website under "News; 2016 Announcements."

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.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION TO THE NIHMS SYSTEM
All corresponding authors of manuscripts resulting from NIH-funded work are required by the NIH to submit a record of their publication to the NIHMS system. For the convenience of our research authors, we provide this link to help you better understand the process.
Note that of the 4 possible methods for recording publications, Method D is that which will be used most often by our reserachers.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Al-Hallaq HA, Chmura S, Salama JK, Winter KA, Robinson CG, Pisansky TM, Borges V, Lowenstein JR, McNulty S, Galvin JM, Followill DS, Timmerman RD, White JR, Xiao Y, Matuszak MM. Rationale of technical requirements for NRG-BR001: The first NCI-sponsored trial of SBRT for the treatment of multiple metastases. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2016 Nov - Dec;6(6):e291-e298. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2016.05.004. PubMed PMID: 27345129. Read more

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

Upcoming Meetings
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016; Chicago, IL

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS); Dec 6-10, 2016; San Antonio, TX

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
American College of Radiology (ACR); May 21-25, 2017; Washington DC; due to publications committee Dec 2, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 16, 2016

American Radium Society (ARS); May 6-9, 2017; Colorado Springs, CO; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 18, 2016

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Jun 10-14, 2017; Seattle, WA; meeting abstracts submission deadline Nov 29, 2016

Digestive Disease Week (DDW); May 6-9, 2017; Chicago, IL; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 1, 2016

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO); Mar 12-15, 2017; National Harbor, MD; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 31, 2016 Global session; Dec 5-Jan 8, 2017 LBA

St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference; Mar 15-18, 2017; Vienna, Austria; due to publications committee Dec 1, 2016; meeting abstracts submission deadline Dec 15, 2016

NRG Oncology is proud to be an active participant of #CancerMoonShot.

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