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June 1, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 11


Tanning Bed Study Shows Strongest Evidence Yet of Increased Melanoma Risk

In perhaps the strongest epidemiologic research of its kind to date, a case-control study of invasive cutaneous melanoma, involving more than 2,200 participants, found that any use of indoor tanning devices increased melanoma risk, but the risk was highest among those who engaged in indoor tanning most frequently. The findings were published online May 27 in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and PreventionRead more > >


Director's Update: In a Time of Transition, a Strong Foundation for Success

As the outgoing director of the National Cancer Institute, I would like you to know how honored I am to have been asked to serve in this wonderful position. Virtually every day brings a fresh reminder of the privilege and excitement that stem from being part of an extraordinary history of biomedical research. Since 1937, when it became the first disease-based institute of what would become the National Institutes of Health, thousands of women and men have devoted their professional lives to NCI and to alleviating the burden of cancer for all who suffer its pain. Read more > >

A Conversation with Drs. Deborah Winn and Shelia Zahm about Environmental Cancer Risks

The deputy directors of NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics discuss environmental risk research. Read more > >



Coverage of ASCO Annual Meeting

ASCO logo The American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting will take place June 4-8 in Chicago. Look for highlights from the meeting in the June 15 issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin. Please also visit the Web site to learn about NCI events during the meeting.



  • Notes

    • As Summer Begins, National Organization Helps Highlight Dangers of UV Overexposure
    • Meet NCI Experts at ASCO (Updated)

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