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May 11, 2004 • Volume 1 / Number 19 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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CCR Grand Rounds
Dr. Robert B. Diasio, chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, will present "The Increasing Importance of Pharmacogenetics/ Pharmacogenomics in Cancer Chemotherapy: Lessons from 5-Fluorouracil Research" at the NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Grand Rounds on May 18.

At the May 25 CCR Grand Rounds, Dr. Henry T. Lynch, professor and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine and professor of medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine, will present "Lynch Syndrome (HNPCC): Genetic Counseling, Surveillance, Management, and Molecular Genetics."

CCR Grand Rounds are held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. in the Clinical Center's Lipsett Ampitheater.

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Conference to Address Health Outcomes Assessment
NCI and the Drug Information Association are cosponsoring the conference, "Advances in Health Outcomes Measurement," June 24-25 in Bethesda, Md. The meeting will focus on innovative techniques for patient-reported outcomes assessment based on item response theory (IRT) modeling and computerized adaptive testing (CAT). Members from academia, industry, and government will outline a research agenda for the future of health outcomes and behavioral science measurement. An introductory IRT workshop will be offered on the day before the start of the conference.

To register for the conference or view the program, go to For preliminary content and related information, go to or contact Bryce Reeve at

Look for NCI at booth 245 in the exhibit hall at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in New Orleans, La., June 5-7. Attendees can learn about clinical trials, funding, and training opportunities at NCI. Publications and other resources for clinicians, researchers, and patients on cancer and related conditions will be available at the booth.