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August 15, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 33 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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NCI Cancer Bulletin
Publication Break
The NCI Cancer Bulletin will not be published on August 22 or 29. Publication will resume on September 5.
NCAB to Meet in September
The National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) will meet September 5-7 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., in Building 31, C Wing, Conference Room 10. More information will be posted at as it becomes available.

NCI to Hold PI Meeting for IMAT Program
NCI has announced its “Seventh Principal Investigators (PI) Meeting for the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies (IMAT) Program,” to be held September 7-8 at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Md. NCI’s IMAT program supports research projects to develop and execute pilot applications of novel technologies that will enable the molecular analysis of cancers and their host environment in support of basic, clinical, and epidemiologic research.

The PI meeting will provide a forum for participants to share their ideas and progress, and discuss research and potential collaborations with investigators representing a broad range of scientific expertise. Information on complementary NCI programs and research resources also will be shared, and ideas on how NCI can facilitate progress in developing new molecular analysis technologies for cancer research will be solicited.

Meeting details can be found at

eHealth Research Conference Slated for September
The “Critical Issues in eHealth Research Conference: Toward Quality Patient Centered Care” will be held September 11-12 at the Bethesda Hyatt Hotel in Bethesda, Md.

The event will provide an interdisciplinary forum focusing on research methodologies that intersect information technology, health communication, behavioral science, medical science, and patient care research; existing and emerging technologies relevant to communications among patients and their health care teams; and conceptual issues related to patient-centered eHealth research.

NCI is sponsoring the conference in collaboration with the American Medical Informatics Association; the Health e-Technologies Initiative (with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation); and the HHS’ National Library of Medicine, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Office of Disease Prevention, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

For more details, go to