NCI 2006 Budget Proposal Available on Web
NCI recently launched the HTML version of The Nation's Investment in Cancer Research: A Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2006 online at http://plan.cancer.gov. On this site, users can take advantage of an enhanced search capability and click on links to other Web sites to view additional information on programs and topics highlighted in the document. This professional judgment plan and budget outlines NCI's vision for the future and the collective judgment of NCI staff, its advisory groups, and representatives of the cancer research and advocacy community regarding those activities and resources that will most effectively move NCI toward its Challenge Goal to eliminate the suffering and death due to cancer. The plan is built around seven strategic areas for new investment designed to help deliver the promise of improved patient care and public health for all. NCI will publish a companion progress report in the next few months to update the community on achievements in each of these strategic investment areas. Users can also download the document as a PDF from this site; hard copies can be ordered by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCI Voted One of Best Work Sites for Postdocs
More than 3,500 postdoctoral fellows responded to the survey and cited a valuable training experience, access to research equipment and library resources, and good mentoring relationships as the ingredients that make for a good workplace. Full survey results are available in the February 14 issue of The Scientist.
In the United States, government institutions and private research centers accounted for 11 of the top 15 work environments. Institutions in Canada, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands occupy 11 of the top 15 spots for non-U.S. institutions.
PBS Documentary Features NCI
The program will air on public television stations through the rest of the year. Check local listings for the air date and time.
NLM Lecture Focuses on Cultural Perceptions of Cancer
Yeh to Speak at International Women's Day Celebration
More information can be found at http://www.fic.nih.gov.
Polymer Engineering Leads to Drug Delivery Advances
Dr. Langer highlighted more than 30 years of work that, at nearly every step, has successfully challenged scientific dogma and produced new scientific insights into how to successfully deliver therapeutically important molecules in the human body. His initial work was instrumental in the discovery of angiogenesis inhibitors. Dr. Langer's work has lead directly to the development of therapeutics that millions of patients use every day.
Some of the examples he discussed included the development of chemotherapy wafers that can be implanted in the brain to slowly release a drug used to treat glioblastoma or implanted in the prostate gland to treat prostate cancer.
More information on the Nanotechnology Seminar Series can be found at: http://nano.cancer.gov/events_nanotech_seminar_series.asp