Reports on Women and Cancer
The Women's Health Report, Fiscal Years 2003-2004, is now available on the NCI Web site at http://planning.cancer.gov/whealth/reports/whr0304/whr0304.pdf. Developed by NCI's Office of Women's Health, it describes many of the activities and accomplishments of NCI's research programs in FY 2003 and 2004 to address cancers specific to or primarily affecting women. The report includes details on recent research progress into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast, cervical, ovarian, endometrial, colorectal, and lung and other tobacco-related cancers, as well as AIDS-associated malignancies.
Other NCI resources about women and cancer include:
Charting the Course: Report of the Breast Cancer Progress Review Group (PRG), August 1998 http://prg.nci.nih.gov/pdfprgreports/1998breastcancer.pdf
NCI Breast Cancer Progress Report, which documents NCI's progress in addressing the recommendations of the Breast Cancer PRG, October 2004 http://planning.cancer.gov/disease/breast.shtml
Women, Tobacco, and Cancer: An Agenda for the 21st Century, a report of a working group to identify gaps and research priorities, and to identify and prioritize needs in dissemination and application, July 2004 http://searchosp1.nci.nih.gov/whealth/reports/wtobacco.pdf
CALGB Registers 100,000th Patient
On April 21 the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) registered its 100,000th patient to a CALGB protocol. CALGB is a clinical research group sponsored by NCI, with its central office headquartered at the University of Chicago. CALGB was founded in 1956 to bring together clinical oncologists and laboratory investigators to develop better treatments for cancer. Since then, it has grown to include 29 university medical centers, 225 community hospitals, and more than 3,000 oncology specialists.
Biercuk to Speak at Nanotech Seminar
Michael Biercuk, of Harvard University, is the next featured speaker in NCI's Nanotechnology Seminar Series. He will discuss "The Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes" on May 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Natcher Building on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. The presentation will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov. For more information, visit http://nano.cancer.gov/
NCI Web Site Wins Award for Best International Government Web Site
This year's international Webby Awards were announced on May 3, and the NCI Web site, http://www.cancer.gov, was named the winner in the Government category.
The Webby Awards, known as "the Oscars of the Internet," are widely considered the premier awards honoring excellence in Web design, usability, and creativity. They are presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a group of Web experts, business leaders, and other professionals.
The Webby Awards recognize the full spectrum of achievement on the Internet; this year more than 4,300 sites were considered in 62 categories. The competition involved sites from more than 40 countries and all 50 states.