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June 14, 2005 • Volume 2 / Number 24 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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CCR Grand Rounds
June 21: Dr. Michael Karin, Professor of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego "The IKK Complex at the Crossroads of Inflammation and Cancer"

June 28: Dr. John D. Minna, Professor & Director, Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center "Molecular Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer With Translation to the Clinic"

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 Amphitheater.

ASSIST: Shaping the Future of Tobacco Control ASSIST Monograph Available
The American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer Prevention (ASSIST) was an 8-year nonrandomized demonstration project for tobacco control, conducted from 1991-1999 by NCI, the American Cancer Society, and 17 state health departments. The monograph, ASSIST: Shaping the Future of Tobacco Control, documents models and lessons learned, describes case studies on ASSIST interventions, and provides concrete examples for building long-term capacity and positive behavioral health changes by applying these policy and media approaches. It is intended for program planners, public health practitioners, researchers, advocates, and state and local health department staffs to promote positive behavioral change.

ASSIST: Shaping the Future of Tobacco Control can be ordered at or by calling 1-800-4-CANCER. It is available online at

NCI Fellow Selected for Tour of Hope
Dr. Keith Bellizzi, a DCP Cancer Prevention Fellow working in NCI's Office of Cancer Survivorship, has been accepted as 1 of 20 cyclists selected to participate in this year's Bristol-Myers Squibb Tour of Hope™, sponsored in part by the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Dr. Bellizzi is a 10-year, two-time cancer survivor and a cancer researcher focusing on survivorship and aging, coping, and health behaviors.

The Tour of Hope team comprises cancer researchers, nurses, physicians, caregivers, and cancer survivors. Almost 1,200 people applied for the 3,300-mile trip from San Diego to Washington, D.C., to inspire and inform the public about the importance of cancer research and clinical trials. The Tour begins on September 29th and ends on October 8, with team members relay-riding in 100-mile segments around the clock.

NCI Reaches Out to Minority Cancer Survivors
NCI officials discussed cancer survivorship in minority communities and a new $95 million NCI grant program to combat cancer disparities during several broadcast interviews for National Cancer Survivors Day, which was observed on June 5.

The interview reaching the widest audience took place on Monday, June 6, on the national Spanish-language morning talk show, Despierta America (Wake Up America!). The show is the Latino community's version of the Today Show and is broadcast every weekday morning on the Univision network. NCI's Dr. Jorge Gomez, head of the Organ Systems Branch and the Special Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) program, was interviewed during a live 4-minute segment. Dr. Gomez appeared on the show with Carolina Hinestrosa, a two-time breast cancer survivor who is also an advocate with the National Breast Cancer Coalition and an organization called Nueva Dia (New Day), for Latina cancer patients.

Also on June 6, Dr. Harold Freeman, head of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, taped an interview on cancer survivorship as it relates to the African American community for the American Urban Radio Networks. That interview was broadcast throughout the day as part of the network's news package. American Urban serves 475 stations and about 25 million listeners across the U.S.

NCI's Dr. J. Fernando Arena, program director in the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, kicked off the Survivors Day interviews on Saturday, June 4, with a live 15-minute segment with Dr. Elmer Huerta on the Prevenir es Salud radio show, which is heard on 44 radio stations nationwide.