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June 13, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 24 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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NCI Listens and Learns
NCI has learned that cancer patients and others in the advocacy community have stated that nanotechnology is important for cancer research. Thus, NCI wants them to know even more about nanotechnology.

To provide this information, NCI would like feedback on the following:

  • What information about nanotechnology in cancer research is most important to cancer patients and the advocacy community (such as current nanotechnology research projects, next steps in nanotechnology, and safety of nanotechnology)?
  • How would cancer patients and the advocacy community prefer to learn more about nanotechnology in cancer research (for example, via teleconferences, Web sites, a doctor, or the media)?
To register and post comments, go to http://ncilistens.
NCI Program Helps Cancer Centers Meet Educational Needs
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

Childhood Cancer Media Seminar Scheduled
On June 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., NCI and the Children's Inn at NIH will host a media seminar on childhood cancer focusing on the stresses children and their families endure and the hope they can receive at a place like the Children's Inn, where recovery and treatment are linked and supported.

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

NIH Bench-to-Bedside Awards Announced
NIH has awarded nearly $4 million to fund 19 bench-to-bedside medical research projects designed to speed translation of promising laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments.

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

Save the Date for Cancer Survivorship Research Conference
The third biennial cancer survivorship research conference, "Cancer Survivorship: Embracing the Future," will be held October 4-6 in Bethesda, Md.

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