Demand for NCI educational materials has continually exceeded the supply. To help meet demand, NCI allows organizations to add extra quantities to the government's publication print orders through its Ride-On program. Organizations can take advantage of the government's lower printing costs and upfront charges, providing an economical way to obtain a supply of NCI publications.
More information is available online at http://ncipoet.org/promoToolsRideOn.cfm.
Childhood Cancer Media Seminar Scheduled
In anticipation of the PBS documentary, A Lion in the House, airing on June 21 and 22, the media seminar will offer journalists access to the movie producers and medical experts. To register for the seminar, contact Meredith Daly at the Children's Inn at 301-451-3075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIH Bench-to-Bedside Awards Announced
For the first time, applications for these awards were open to research teams made up of NIH intramural and extramural collaborators from medical schools, health care organizations, and private industry. All but 1 of the funded projects include extramural partners; 9 of the 19 projects involve researchers from 2 or more NIH institutes or centers.
Awards were made in four categories. A fifth category is cofounded by sponsoring institutes and, for the projects' extramural components, the NIH National Center for Research Resources. Project teams receive up to $200,000 over 2 years to support their work.
For details, go to http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/btb/awards.shtml.
Save the Date for Cancer Survivorship Research Conference
Conference attendees will include researchers in biomedical and behavioral science, health care professionals, scientists, graduate students in health-related sciences, community-based advocates, state public health planners, and cancer survivors and their families.
Researchers from many fields will share information on innovative research advances, interventions, and methods, while all participants will have the opportunity to learn about the future directions of cancer survivorship research, advances in e-health and communications, challenges to follow-up care for cancer survivors, understanding and fulfilling the needs of cancer caregivers and families, and reviewing research and strategies to address health disparities in cancer survivorship.
More details on the conference - sponsored by the NCI's Office of Cancer Survivorship, the American Cancer Society, and their new partner, the Lance Armstrong Foundation - can be found at http://www.blsmeetings.net/Survivorship06/gen.htm.