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May 23, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 21 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Learn About NCI at ASCO
Be sure to visit the NCI Exhibit in Booth #122 at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Atlanta on June 2-6, to learn about the latest NCI publications, grants and funding opportunities, and training programs. NCI staff from the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG), the Center for Cancer Research, and the Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch will be on hand to discuss their programs throughout the meeting. In addition, "Meet the Experts" sessions will take place in the booth according to the schedule below.

Saturday, June 3
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Dr. Julia Rowland, Cancer Survivorship Research Opportunities, Careers, and Training in Psychosocial Oncology

12:00-1:00 p.m.: Dr. Yvonne Vargas, Cancer Prevention Fellowship: Opportunities and Challenges

1:00-2:00 p.m.: Dr. Ernest Hawk, Translational Research Working Group

2:00-3:00 p.m.: Dr. Jonathan Wiest, Interagency Oncology Task Force, Research and Regulatory Review Fellowship Program

Sunday, June 4
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Dr. Ernest Hawk, Translational Research Working Group

Monday, June 5
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Dr. Heng Xie, Grants Process and Funding Support

12:00-1:00 p.m.: Dr. Yvonne Vargas, Cancer Prevention Fellowship: Opportunities and Challenges

1:00-2:00 p.m.: Dr. James L. Gulley, Clinical Vaccine Program

Dr. Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr. Fraumeni Wins IARC Award
On May 17, Dr. Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., director of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, was presented with the Medal of Honor from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, in recognition of his "outstanding contributions to the field of cancer epidemiology." He also delivered the third Richard Doll Lecture, entitled "Genes and the Environment in Cancer Causation: An Epidemiologic Perspective."

Previous winners of the IARC Medal of Honor include Dr. Umberto Veronesi of the European Institute of Oncology, Dr. Jeffrey Koplan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Professor David Lane of the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom. The inaugural Richard Doll Lecture was given by Sir Richard Doll of Oxford University, and the second by Dr. Brian MacMahon of Harvard University.

Advocacy Conference Registration Deadline is May 31
The registration deadline for "Listening and Learning Together: Building a Bridge of Trust," the summit meeting for advocates sponsored by NCI's Office of Liaison Activities and the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group, is May 31. The June 19-20 event at the Natcher Conference Center is free, but all participants must preregister; there will be no onsite registration. Online registration is available at http://www.palladianpartners.com/NCISummit2006/index.htm.

Symposium Presents Health Communication Research
Almost 400 people attended the Symposium on State-of-the-Science Health Communication on May 10, sponsored by NCI's Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB) in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. The meeting featured insights and research highlights presented by principal investigators from the four NCI-funded Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research. Participants included staff from NCI, several other NIH institutes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and members of the external research community. Presentations are posted on the HCIRB Web site (http://dccps.nci.nih.gov/hcirb/).