National Cancer Institute NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
July 13, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 14

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New Issue of CCR Connections Released

Cover of CCR Connections

The newest issue of the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) news magazine, CCR Connections, is available online. Volume 4, issue 1, features articles about how genomic profiling can be used to exclude ineffective treatments for pediatric tumors, how synthetic silencing RNAs can identify which genes need to be targeted to make glioblastoma cells more vulnerable to radiation, and how therapeutic synergy can be achieved by combining new treatment strategies with standard modalities. This issue also includes a commentary from former NCI Director Dr. Samuel Broder, a clinical highlight on detecting multiple myeloma at a precancerous stage, and summaries of several recent CCR scientific publications and staff awards.

CCR Connections is published semiannually. Please send requests for print or online subscriptions to tellccr@mail.nih.gov.

Winners of Smokefree Women Video Contest Announced

Screen shot of smokefree.gov Web site

Smokefree Women, the campaign associated with NCI’s smoking cessation Web site developed for women, recently hosted a video contest called “Celebrating Smokefree Voices,” in which people from across the United States developed and submitted videos in two categories: “Why I’m a Smokefree Woman” and “Why I Want You to Be a Smokefree Woman.” Visitors to the site cast more than 14,000 votes for their favorites. The winning videos capture the variety of quitting experiences and reasons for quitting smoking among women, their friends, and their families. To watch the top three videos in each category, visit the contest page.

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