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December 14, 2010 • Volume 7 / Number 24


Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin discusses the report at the National Press Club. (Photo courtesy of Christopher Smith)New Surgeon General’s Report Outlines How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, released a report last week describing in detail how tobacco smoke causes disease and death. A compendium of basic research, the 700-page report demonstrates that any exposure to tobacco smoke, either direct or secondhand, causes immediate damage to cells in the body and can lead to disease and death. Read more > >


A Conversation with Dr. James H. Doroshow about NCI’s Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program

Dr. James H. DoroshowThe director of NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis addresses the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations to improve NCI’s Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program by consolidating the existing adult groups into a smaller number of groups that would function in a more closely integrated manner. Read more > >



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  • FDA Update

    • FDA Advisory Committee Votes against Two Drugs for Prostate Cancer Prevention
  • Update

    • NCI Recovery Act Web Site Highlights Research on Genomic Mutations in Childhood Cancers Article contains video
  • Notes

    • Final NCAB Meeting of 2010 Held Last Week
    • NCI Director Announces New Senior Staff Member

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