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July 12, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 14


AACI and NCI Issue Report on Clinical Trials Reporting Program

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), in collaboration with NCI, announced the release of the AACI-NCI Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Strategic Subcommittee Report.  

The report is the culmination of a 1-year effort to review the overall purpose of CTRP, data reporting requirements, and the CTRP implementation timeline. More information about CTRP, trial registration, patient accrual and outcomes reporting requirements, and the full report can be viewed online.

An archived videocast of the CTRP Subcommittee presentation to the NCI Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee will be available in a few days at


U.S. Colorectal Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, But Not Equally

Colorectal cancer death rates by state, 2003– 2007 ((Adapted and reprinted by permission from the American Association for Cancer Research: D Naishadham et al., State Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Mortality Patterns in the United States, Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers & Prev, 2011, 20(7); 1296-302) Findings from two new studies show that death rates from colorectal cancer in the United States continue to fall, a trend that began more than two decades ago. The mortality decline has been geographically uneven, however, with far greater decreases in the Northeast than in many other areas, particularly in a number of southeastern states. Read more > >


Dr. Sanya A. Springfield

NCI Cancer Disparities Research: Sharing Ideas, Forging Partnerships

The director of NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities welcomes colleagues to this year's Cancer Health Disparities Program Meetings Read more > >




  • FDA Update

    • Advisory Panel Upholds Recommendation to Withdraw Bevacizumab Approval for Breast Cancer
  • CMS Update

    • Medicare Will Cover Provenge Treatment for Prostate Cancer
  • Legislative Update

    • State Cancer Legislative Database Update Now Available
  • Notes

    • Lou Staudt and Shiv Grewal Named NIH Distinguished Investigators
    • NCI Cancer Classroom Webinar Series Wraps Up July 26
    • Proposals Sought to Use Biospecimens from SELECT and PCPT 


Special Issue on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Don't miss our July 26 special issue, which will highlight issues that affect adolescent and young adults with cancer, as well as resources and ongoing programs that address these individuals.

Past special issues have focused on bioinformatics, cancer research training, and clinical trials enrollment.

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

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