National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
June 29, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 13

NEWS

Illustration of a DNA strandGenome Studies Start to Unravel Prostate Cancer’s Complexity

Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have completed the largest genomic analysis of prostate tumors to date. The results, based on clinical and genomic information collected from 218 patients, provide an overview of the common genetic changes in the disease and point to new directions for research, including a way to potentially differentiate aggressive tumors from those that are not life threatening. The researchers have made the data available to the community through a public Web site, and a summary of the results appeared online last week in Cancer Cell.  Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Dr. Julia H. RowlandGuest Director's Update: Cancer Survivorship Research Conference— Recovery and Beyond

I was pleasantly surprised and very gratified that this year’s Fifth Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, held June 17–19 in Washington, DC, was our biggest meeting yet. Despite a weak economy and many competing scientific meetings, more than 550 researchers, patient advocates, cancer care specialists, public health officials, and others attended from 44 states, the District, Guam, and a number of foreign countries. This is testament to the rapid growth and evolution within the field of cancer survivorship, both in the rigor of scientific inquiry being pursued and the numbers of those engaged in research and care that addresses the long-term needs of cancer survivors.  Read more > >

  

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • FDA Update

    • Leukemia Drug Pulled from U.S. Market
    • New Treatment Approved for Advanced Prostate Cancer that Resists Docetaxel
    • Nilotinib Approved to Treat Rare Form of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • HHS Update

    • ODPHP Releases Health Literacy Guide
  • Cancer.gov Update

    • DCB Launches Updated Web Site
  • Notes

    • Fourth Telephone Workshop for Cancer Survivors Slated for July 13
    • NCI Program Will Aid Development and Validation of Trial Assays
    • Budget, Clinical Trials, and Training Highlighted at NCAB Meeting
    • NCI Scientists Awarded 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards
    • PARADE Magazine Spotlights Cancer in America
    • NCI and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Host caBIG Workshop

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