Canadian Cancer Trials Group Bulletins

General


Memorial Day Holiday (US) Closures

1. The ECOG Coordinating Center will be closed on Monday May 31, 2010, in observation of Memorial Day.

2. The ECOG Pathology Coordinating Office (PCO) will be closed on Monday, May 31st, but will have skeleton crews available. Ambient specimens must get shipped the day of collection. Frozen specimens must get shipped out by Thursday, May 27th, if unable to ship out then hold off until Tuesday. See below for emergency contact information.
ECOG Pathology Coordinating Office
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University Medical School Olson Pavilion - Room 8421 710 North Fairbanks Court Chicago, IL 60611
Tel:(312)503-3384
Fax:(312)503-3385
Emergency Pager:(312)695-8926
Email: ecogpcorl@northwestern.edu

3. The ECOG Leukemia Translational Studies Laboratory is closed on Saturday, May 29th and Monday, May 31st. Specimens submitted to the ECOG Leukemia Translational Studies Laboratory for S0535: notification of PML-RARα RT-PCR assay results may be delayed 2-3 days due to holiday closure of the Gallagher laboratory.

4. The CALGB Central Office and Statistical Center will be closed for observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, 2010. Online web registration is available for patient registrations that do not require a call to the CALGB Registrar.

5. The CALGB Pathology Coordinating Office and the Lung Cancer Tissue Bank will be closed and not receiving specimens on Monday, May 31, 2010.

6. The Leukemia Tissue Bank (LTB) will be closed and not receiving specimens on Monday, May 31, 2010. Institutions should hold LTB samples at ambient temperature and ship on Tuesday for Wednesday delivery.

7. CALGB 10603 (AML: Ind + intensification chemo followed by PKC412 vs placebo): Biologics Clinical Trial Services will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2010; regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 for shipments of midostaurin (PKC 412) or placebo. If you have questions or need to coordinate shipments in advance please contact the Biologics Clinical Trial Project Manager at 800-693-4906.

8.Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)
Administrative Office - Closed
Finance Office - Closed
Statistical & Data Center - Closed (On-line web registration available)
Randomization - Closed