FORTE at #NRG2023!

April 12 2023

The NRG Winter Meeting was held in-person and virtually in sunny Orlando at the end of January 2023, where the FORTE study was represented by NRG Oncology staff, study leadership, and research and medical professionals from various sites.

The FORTE Workshop was held on Friday, January 27, where Emeritus Deputy Chair of NRG Oncology, D. Lawrence Wickerham, MD, introduced the importance of the FORTE clinical trial to attendees. Topics discussed include an overview of the trial (Dr. Jeffrey Dueker, Protocol Co-Chair), a gastroenterologist perspective of FORTE (Dr. Furkan Ertem), strategies for recruitment, (Dr. Robert Schoen, Protocol Chair), and available resources targeted at gastroenterology practices (Cheryl Leow, FORTE Education and Communication Specialist). The guest coordinator panel (Jamie Saunders, Maine Health; Jodi Geer, Metro-Minnesota NCORP; Nicola Thornley, Ralph H. Johnson VA) also answered questions about the conduct of NRG-CC005 at each of their sites. Watch the FORTE Workshop recording to review these topics and more. 

Did you participate in #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth throughout March? Check out CIRB-approved promotional materials on CTSU!


Accrual Updates and Milestones (as of March 31, 2023)

Top accruing sites:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Vallejo – 274 accrued
  • UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital – 91 accrued
  • Park Nicollet Clinic - Saint Louis Park – 58 accrued

Most recent randomizations:

  • Kaiser Permanente-Vallejo – March 29, 2023
  • UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital – March 29, 2023
  • Marshfield Medical Center-Marshfield – March 29, 2023
  • John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County – March 28, 2023

Thanks to your recruitment efforts, FORTE has accrued over 500 participants! 12 activated sites accrued participants in March, 2023. Keep up the good work!

Questions from Site Research Staff

If research staff have questions about a patient's eligibility or study logistics for the NRG-CC005/FORTE Study, contact the Clinical Coordinating Department (CCD) at:
1(800) 477-7227 

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