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October 10, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 39 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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CISNET Breast Cancer Modeling Monograph Available
The Impact of Mammography and Adjuvant Therapy on U.S. Breast Cancer Mortality (1975-2000): Collective Results from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network cover JNCI has released a new monograph, The Impact of Mammography and Adjuvant Therapy on U.S. Breast Cancer Mortality (1975-2000): Collective Results from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET).

Results of the CISNET breast cancer consortium study, initially published in 2005, showed that about half the decline in U.S. breast cancer mortality could be attributed to adjuvant therapy and half to mammographic screening.

The JNCI monograph provides more detail than previously available on how the modelling was done by each of the seven groups involved in this study, common inputs shared by all of the groups, and a comparison of results. Information on how to obtain the monograph can be found at

Presidential Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness in October
The White House has issued a presidential proclamation designating October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For information from NCI on breast cancer, go to

Researchers Honored by Myeloma Foundation
The multinational team of scientists who developed the "Bank on a Cure" project of the International Myeloma Foundation will be honored at the foundation's anniversary gala on October 21. Dr. Dalsu Baris, a scientist in NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, is a member of the "Bank on a Cure" team. The project collects and catalogs DNA samples from multiple myeloma patients and their families, which are then analyzed for genetic variations that may contribute to a predisposition to the disease or may influence the response to a specific treatment.

CCR Grand Rounds

October 24: Dr. Lee M. Ellis, Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology, The John E. and Dorothy J. Harris Professor in Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. "VEGF Biology: Beyond Angiogenesis."

October 31: Dr. John Barrett, Chief, Stem Cell Allotransplantation Section, Hematology Branch, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. "How Can We Improve the Antileukemic Effect of Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation?"

CCR Grand Rounds are held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., in the Clinical Center's Lipsett Amphitheater.

Nutrition and Cancer Lecture Slated for October 23
Dr. Sheila Bingham of the Medical Research Council Dunn Human Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom, will be the featured speaker in the NCI/NIH Stars in Nutrition & Cancer lecture series. Dr. Bingham will discuss "Nutritional and Molecular Biomarkers in Diet and Cancer Epidemiology." The lecture will take place on October 23 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Lipsett Amphitheater in the NIH Clinical Center. The lecture is free and registration is not required.

For more information, go to or e-mail

Save the Date for caBIG™ Annual Meeting
The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid™ (caBIG™) Annual Meeting will take place February 5-7, 2007 at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. The meeting will feature more than 80 scientific presentations, technology demonstrations, and interactive sessions for real-time contributions to caBIG™ activities. For information about the 2007 meeting, go to Information about caBIG™ can be found at