National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
January 26, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 2


Pediatric Cancer Genome Project logoSt. Jude, Washington University Launch Genome Project for Childhood Cancers

Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have launched the Pediatric Cancer Genome Project to sequence the genomes of at least 600 children with cancer over the next 3 years. The collaboration marks the first time that whole-genome sequencing will be used on a large scale to discover genetic changes driving pediatric cancers. Read more > >


Dr. Paulette GrayGuest Director's Update: Major Grant Application Changes Now in Effect

by Dr. Paulette Gray

The new year is beginning with a very important change for investigators intending to apply for grant dollars from NIH to support their research. As of January 25, the NIH grants application process will undergo the most significant changes to date with newly restructured and shortened application forms. Read more > >

A Conversation about Sequencing Cancer Genomes with Dr. Elaine Mardis

The co-director of the Genome Center at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discusses the cost, benefits, and technical challenges of sequencing cancer genomes. Read more > >

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  • Update

    • Recovery Web Site Highlights the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program
    • NCI Launches Web Site for the Alliance of Glycobiologists
    • Online Resource on Menthol and Tobacco Now Available from NCI
    • NCI's Reagents Data Portal Features Added Content


    • NCRR Hosts CTSA Industry Forum to Promote Collaboration, Drug Development
    • Registration Open for Cancer Drug Development Meeting
    • NCI Holds Annual Intramural Scientific Retreat
    • New NCI Spanish-language Resources Available

Selected articles from past issues of the NCI Cancer Bulletin are available in Spanish.

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