Blumberg to Receive National Public Service Award
"Understanding NCI" Teleconference Slated for March 7
No registration is required and participation is free. Within the U.S., the teleconference can be accessed toll free at 800-857-6584; the passcode is PNP. Toll-free playback will be available through April 7 at 800-873-2035.
Breast Cancer Conference Scheduled for March
The conference will seek to determine the state of the science on clinical use of preoperative therapy in breast cancer, as well as identify future research agendas. Leading breast cancer physicians will present the state of the science and engage in a panel discussion in which audience participation is encouraged.
If Memory Serves...
The first staff at NCI was comprised of Harvard personnel, most of whom had been working in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Schereschewsky in Cambridge, MA, which was later led by Dr. Carl Voegtlin (the first Chief of NCI) after Dr. Schereschewsky's retirement. Both Dr. Schereschewsky and Dr. Voegtlin were commissioned officers of the Public Health Service. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www. cancer.gov/aboutnci/ncia.
The target audience for this meeting includes breast cancer physicians - medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, and others - as well as general interventional radiologists and surgeons. Patient advocates are welcome. There is no charge for this meeting, but preregistration is requested. The meeting will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov and Continuing Medical Education credit is available. Information about registration, the agenda, and faculty list are available at http://ctep.cancer.gov/bcmeeting.
Chromosome Biology Conference Slated for April
The meeting is sponsored by the Center of Excellence in Chromosome Biology in NCI's Center for Cancer Research. Topics to be covered include transcriptional regulation, chromatin structure, epigenetics, DNA replication and repair, and nuclear architecture.There is no fee for this conference, but space is limited and registration is required by March 26. The deadline for abstract submission is March 16. For additional information, registration, and poster abstract submission, go to www.palladianpartners.com/cecb2007.