OLA Sponsors Understanding NCI Teleconference Series
The first teleconference is scheduled for February 20 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., EST, on "The Importance of the NCI Bypass Budget & Strategic Plan for Patient Advocates" with guest speaker Cherie Nichols, director of NCI's Office of Science Planning & Assessment. Within the U.S., the teleconference can be accessed toll free at 800-857-6584; the passcode is BUDGET. Toll-free playback will be available through March 20 at 800-756-0715.
If Memory Serves...
NCI's budget in 1938 was $400,000, with $200,000 designated by Congress for the purchase of radium. Within 10 years, the budget increased to $42 million. (Read more).
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www. cancer.gov/aboutnci/ncia.
For additional information, contact OLA at 301-594-3194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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