NRG Oncology is pleased to report the scientific articles and abstracts that have appeared or have been presented during the previous week. The publications report includes links (as available) to the article, PubMed abstract, or association abstract.

Siegel EM, Moughan J, Ajidahun A, Magliocco A, Riggs B, Winter K, Simko J, Ajani J, Klimowicz A, Okawara G, Clouse J, Becker M, Pizzolato J, Crane C, Guha C , Doll C, Shibata D. Comprehensive HPV genotyping and correlation with HPV surrogate markers in anal squamous cell cancer: an RTOG 98-11 biomarker study. Poster session, HPV 2014, August 21 – 25, Seattle, Washington. Abstract not available.

Publications Reminders
Please note the following upcoming meeting and abstract submission deadline dates:

Upcoming scientific meetings
Breast Cancer Symposium (ASBD, ASBS, ASCO, ASTRO, NCBC, SSO), Sept 4-6, 2014; San Francisco, CA.

ASTRO Annual Meeting Sept 14-17, 2014; San Francisco, CA.

Upcoming abstract submission deadlines
Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO/ASTRO/SSO/AGA), abstract submission deadline, Sept 16, 2014; late-breaking deadline, Nov 20, 2014, for 2015 meeting in San Francisco. 

SSO abstract submission deadline Sept 26, 2014, for 2015 meeting in Houston. 

NCTN Discussion Scheduled for Upcoming NCAB Meeting
The next meeting of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) is Tuesday, September 9. The afternoon session (1:30 PM EDT – 5:30 PM EDT) will feature the topics: NCI’s Evolving Clinical Trials System and the Impact of the New System. The latter presentation will include remarks from Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, an NRG Oncology Group Chair and Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta. For the full meeting agenda, visit NCAB Agenda.

NRG Oncology Science at ASTRO
NRG Oncology will have a strong presence at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 56th Annual Meeting taking place September 14–17 in San Francisco, with research results being presented in more than 20 scientific sessions. For presentation schedules, visit: NRG at ASTRO.


Vision Tree Webinar -NRG Oncology Research Associates working on RTOG 0938, 0924, and 0920 can find the VTOC Webinar Training Series schedule and registration on the legacy RTOG website under Research Associates – Education/Training. The next session is scheduled for September 10, 2014 at 2 pm ET/ 1 pm CT / Noon MT / 11 am PT. Space is limited so register now and reserve your seat.


NRG-GI001 “Randomized Phase III Study of Focal Radiation Therapy for Unresectable, Localized Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma”, Pre-Activation Date: 09/02/2014. This trial is also available on the CTSU website.


Reminder RTOG 1122, will close to patient accrual at 5 PM EDT Tuesday, September 2, because the study has met its accrual objective.

Reminder GOG 0186H, will close to patient accrual at 5 PM EDT Tuesday, September 2, because the study is approaching its accrual goal.

Amendments And Updates

NRG-GI001, Update Date: 09/02/2014

RTOG 1221, Amendment 3: 8/19/2014

Drug Safety Reports
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 Member's Area page.

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