Programs within the Office of Communications and Education (OCE) are involved in several collaborations and partnerships that allow NCI to share communications resources and expertise with the larger cancer research, service, and advocacy communities. A few examples of these activities follow.
With partners such as the M.D. Anderson Community Clinical Oncology Program and chapters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, OCE staff conducted training sessions about the clinical trial process and NCI resources.
OCE staff are providing content and technical guidance to France's new Institut National du Cancer for the development of a French national cancer clinical trials registry.
OCE staff are leading the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Subgroup on External Registries in efforts to develop specifications for a standard format for data submission to registries such as PDQ and ClinicalTrials.gov. The aim is to facilitate direct submission of information by researchers and institutions, making use of clinical trial management systems where possible.
Service on the National Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control Core Committee and as faculty and facilitators at regional Comprehensive Cancer Control Leadership Institutes is extending NCI's reach into the community.
OCE staff have a leadership role in the International Cancer Information Service Group to help cancer organizations worldwide expand their cancer information services.
Collaborations on television productions such as ABC News' Quit to Live series and news segments for network and public news programs are helping NCI establish connections with media outlets and reach new audiences with important cancer information.