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June 22, 2004 • Volume 1 / Number 25 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Dr. Anita Roberts NCI's Roberts Wins Mentoring Award
On June 22, NIH Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni awarded Dr. Anita Roberts, chief of NCI's Laboratory of Cell Regulation and Carcinogenesis, with this year's NIH Mentoring Award. Mentoring Awards are given to NIH staff who exhibit superior mentoring skills, including exhibiting patience and willingness to spend time serving in their role as mentor; teaching high standards for performance, integrity, and ethical conduct; and securing challenging projects and assignments for mentees.

NCI Researchers Honored at AUA Meeting
NCI's Dr. W. Marston Linehan, chief of the Urologic Oncology Branch, CCR, received two honors at the 2004 annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). He won the Society of Urologic Oncology Medal, presented annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to the field of urologic oncology and to the improvement of treatment of patients with urologic malignancy. He was also voted president-elect of the Society of Urologic Oncology.

Also at the AUA meeting, CCR Urologic Oncology Fellow Dr. Michael Franks received the prestigious First Place CapCure Award for work with CCR's Dr. William D. Figg on the development of prostate cancer cell lines from patients with hormone refractory prostate cancer.

Clanton to Oversee OSPA
As part of the shared governance process implemented by NCI Director Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, Dr. Mark Clanton, NCI deputy director for Cancer Care Delivery Systems, has recently taken on the responsibility of overseeing the activities of the Office of Science Planning and Assessment (OSPA). This office assists NCI's leadership and staff to develop and communicate the institute's strategic direction, facilitate the implementation of scientific priorities, and assess progress. OSPA also produces the NCI Annual Plan and Bypass Budget, serves as the home of the NCI Office of Women's Health, and implements the recommendations of Progress Review Groups and other advisory groups. Dr. Clanton's leadership will strengthen the planning and implementation of trans-NCI strategic initiatives.

Cancer and the EnvironmentNew Publication Available

Cancer and the Environment, a new booklet from NCI and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, focuses on the agents in the environment that cause cancer. For ordering information, call 1-800-4-CANCER or visit