#FORTEStudy Workshop

January 18 2023

The January 2023 NRG-CC005/FORTE Study Workshop will both be in-person and virtual.

The Winter NRG Oncology Semiannual Meeting is coming up quickly! Registration is still open to attend the meeting both in Orlando and virtually. When registering, make sure you sign up for the FORTE Workshop, Friday, January 27, at 1:15 pm EST to get up-to-date with NRG-CC005. Speakers will cover topics relevant to clinical research professionals, investigators, and endoscopists. Our coordinator panel of FORTE professionals from Metro-Minnesota NCORP, Maine Health, and Ralph H. Johnson VA will also be present in Orlando to answer your questions about conducting FORTE at each of their different sites. Follow the FORTE social media accounts to get the most updated information on what the study team will be up to at #NRG2023.

Share your photos and insights from the FORTE Workshop on social media! Tag our accounts and use the hashtag #FORTEStudy so we can share your posts!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/forte-study
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FORTEStudy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortestudy/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@fortestudy

*Coming soon* FORTE Site Implementation Guide

Thinking about how to bring FORTE to a wider population within your clinical research network? Check out the Site Implementation Guide that discusses reaching out to gastroenterology practices, connections you can make within your clinical site, and publicizing the clinical trial to your wider community.

The NRG FORTE team has created a site implementation guide to address these very topics. It provides ideas on executing FORTE at your clinical research site. It outlines recruitment ideas, Natural Language Processing, site network application funding, social media, and more. This document will be posted later this month on CTSU under NRG-CC005. Be sure to look out for the NRG Oncology Broadcast announcement.

Accrual Updates and Milestones (as of January 3, 2023)

Top accruing sites:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Vallejo – 136 accrued
  • UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital – 67 accrued
  • Park Nicollet Clinic – Saint Louis Park – 54 accrued

Most recent randomizations:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Vallejo – December 29, 2022
  • Essentia Health Cancer Center – December 28, 2022
  • Marshfield Medical Center – Weston – December 22, 2022

Thanks to your recruitment efforts, FORTE has accrued almost 300 participants! 6 activated sites accrued participants in December 2022. 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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