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February 7, 2012 • Volume 9 / Number 3


Clinical Trials Point to New Options for Advanced Prostate Cancer

2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium banner Two more treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer could soon be available, according to updated findings from two phase III clinical trials presented in San Francisco last week at the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read more > >


Global Health through Collaboration and Leadership

Dr. Nils Daulaire

by Dr. Nils Daulaire

To mark World Cancer Day on February 4, the director of the Office of Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services talks about why the United States should be involved in initiatives to improve global health.

A Conversation with Drs. Christopher Kinsinger and Henry Rodriguez about Sharing Proteomics Data

Experts from NCI's Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research discuss recommendations for setting standards to ensure data quality.



  • FDA Update

    • Drug to Treat Basal Cell Skin Cancer Approved after Priority Review
    • Drug Approved for Advanced Kidney Cancer
    • Imatinib Granted Expanded Use in Patients with Rare Gastrointestinal Tumors
  • Notes

    • NCI Wins Two Awards for Tech Transfer Excellence
    • Kevin White to Speak on Genomic Networks in Development and Cancer
    • NCI to Hold Symposium on Translational Genomics
    • New Issue of CCR Connections Published
    • Smartphone App to Help Teens Quit Smoking Now Available

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

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