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NCI Meetings and Workshops

Recent Events

Microarray Training Workshop of the 
United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN)

June 22-24, 2011
Montevideo, Uruguay
This training workshop is intended to provide hands-on experience in the multi-step processing of tissue samples for microarray analysis.  The goal of this workshop is to incorporate the multi-step processing of tissue samples into standard practice as it is performed throughout the breast cancer study “Molecular Profiling of Stage II and III Breast Cancer Study in Latin American Women receiving Standard Care Treatment.”  

US/UK/EORTC Rare Tumors Initiative
June 3-5, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States
NCI, the UK National Clinical Research Network, Cancer Research UK, and the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) organized a series of tumor-specific meetings, to follow up the December, 2010 NCI/ASCO meeting on International Clinical Trials in Rare Tumors. Invited international experts reviewed the disease itself and clinical trials to date, to identify opportunities for international clinical trials and establish a program for ongoing international collaboration in rare tumors.

EORTC/NCI International Clinical Trial Operations Meeting
June 3, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Using trials conducted as collaborations between the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and North American clinical trials groups as examples, participants analyzed the operational details to identify challenges and solutions.

U.S.-Mexico Cytogenetics Laboratory Standardization Project
April 7-8, 2011
Mexico City, Mexico
This workshop included site visits and a one-day workshop with institutions and laboratories located near Mexico City to determine the current state-of-the-science and to introduce a pilot program for the standardization of cytogenetics testing, reporting, and review. The workshop was co-organized by NCI, American Society of Hematology (ASH), and Agrupación Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematología (AMEH).

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) Biennial Meeting
April 4-6, 2011
Brussels, Belgium
The primary purpose of the INCTR Biennial Meeting is to ensure that all INCTR branches, offices, programs, and collaborating centers provide reports of recent and past activities and have an opportunity to exchange information about ongoing or planned projects and propose new activities, including approaches to funding. INCTR’s 2011 Meeting will have as its major themes pediatric cancer, including HIV associated malignancies, palliative care, and education and training of health professionals.

International Clinical Trials Workshop 
March 24-25, 2011
Symposium Barriers for Clinical Research in Latin America
March 26, 2011
Punta del Este, Uruguay
This workshop and symposium was co-developed by NCI, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Federación Latinoamerica de Sociedades de Cancerología (FLASCA) to advance clinical research by providing educational activities designed to enhance cancer prevention, clinical studies, and epidemiological cancer research with a specific emphasis on the needs of Latin America.

2010 Events

Overcoming Barriers to International Clinical Trials in Rare Cancers
December 10, 2010
Rockville, Maryland, United States
This meeting will bring together international stakeholders including representatives of NIH and the NCI-sponsored Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program, to consider when international trials might be appropriate for studying rare cancers, develop a systematic approach to prioritize such trials, and to work on practical issues that would enable such collaborations to be conducted in a speedy and cost-efficient manner.

United States Latin America Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN) 2nd Annual Meeting
November 10-12, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The US-LA CRN held its second annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil November 10th-12, 2010.  The meeting focused on the operational and scientific aspects of the recently-launched breast cancer clinical study conducted by partners in five Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay.

caBIG®  Annual Meeting
September 13-15, 2010
Washington, D.C., United States
NCI hosts a yearly event that brings together members of the caBIG® community to share best practices and learn from each other's success with caBIG® tools and infrastructure.