Dr. Syed V.S. Kashmiri, of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, died on July 19 after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.
Dr. Kashmiri received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Lucknow University in India, and his Ph.D. from Duke University. Before coming to NCI in 1987, Dr. Kashmiri worked at Rockefeller University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was internationally known for his work in modifying immunoglobulin genes to render them more applicable and effective in targeting human tumors. He held numerous patents, received many awards, and published more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Dr. Kashmiri also was very generous in offering his laboratory's training facilities to students and young investigators. He is survived by his wife, Rafia Kashmiri, and a son, Tabish Kazmi.
Dietary Assessment Tools Review Completed
The scientific review, funded by the National Children's Study (NCS), included a literature review and workshop to assess the status of knowledge about these dietary methodologies, identify research needs, and make recommendations for the NCS and other current studies. This information is available at http://riskfactor.cancer.gov/tools/.
Colorectal Cancer Grand Rounds Available as Webcast