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Patient Navigators Ensure Cancer Patients Get What They Need - January 22, 2010
With stimulus funding, the NCCCP network will nearly double in 2010. Hospitals are hiring staff, including navigators to guide patients through cancer treatment.
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The Cancer Genome Atlas Identifies Distinct Subtypes of Deadly Brain Cancer That May Lead to New Treatment Strategies - January 19, 2010
The most common form of malignant brain cancer in adults, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is not a single disease but appears to be four distinct molecular subtypes, according to a study by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network.
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Recovery Act Investment in The Cancer Genome Atlas to Create Integrated Network for Prospective Tissue Accrual - November 30, 2009
The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an innovative, collaborative effort involving dozens of institutions working together to catalog the key genomic changes that occur in cancer. The Recovery Act funding is helping to address the challenges of obtaining the quality and quantity of biospecimens necessary for this genomic research through the creation of a prospective tissue accrual network. The data collected through TCGA will be made publicly available so that researchers across the globe can advance the understanding of cancer and ultimately improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Recovery Act Funding Opens Doors for a New Generation of Pacific Islander Researchers - November 23, 2009
Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer Awareness and Training (WINCART) is a Southern California-based network of programs designed to reduce health disparities among Pacific Islander populations in the United States. With an NCI Recovery Act grant, WINCART has doubled its number of research interns, training a new generation of researchers while at the same time educating the community they serve about serious health disparity issues. 
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ARRA Funds Accelerating the Pace of Highly Novel Early-Stage Research in Breast Cancer - November 23, 2009
Recovery Act investments have provided much-needed funding to the NCI's Accelerating Clinical Trials of Novel Oncologic Pathways (ACTNOW) program, an initiative supporting early phase clinical trials of promising new cancer treatments. Through this program, the University of Pittsburg Cancer Institute has hired new researchers and has been able to accelerate the development of a new cancer drug called ABT-888, which the investigator calls "exciting, with the potential to work wonders." 
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Comparative Effectiveness Grants in Genomic and Personalized Medicine
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the National Cancer Institute recently funded seven research and research infrastructure Grand Opportunities.
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The Cancer Genome Atlas Project to Map 20 Tumor Types - October 06, 2009
$175 million in Recovery Act funds supports second phase of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project.
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President Barack Obama Addresses Recovery Act Investment in TCGA - September 30, 2009
Enabling The Cancer Genome Atlas to Map 20 Cancers
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Using ARRA Funds to Advance Cancer Research - September 22, 2009
Update on NCIs investment of Recovery Act funds and plans to provide continuing support for valuable research beyond the funding period.
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ACTNOW Opens the Gate for Timely, Novel Research - August 11, 2009
NCI announces a new program being supported by Recovery Act funding. The Accelerating Clinical Trials of Novel Oncologic Pathways (ACTNOW) program will advance targeted, personalized cancer treatment through 37 early-phase clinical trials of new cancer therapies.
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Recovery Act Boosts Informatics - May 5, 2009
Top federal health information technology officials are predicting that the Recovery Act will help push development and adoption of health IT and interconnectivity to dramatically new levels over the coming years.
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Recovery Act Impact - April 20, 2009
NCI Director John E. Niederhuber, M.D., discusses the impact of the Recovery Act on cancer research at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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