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March 6, 2007 • Volume 4 / Number 10 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Special Issue on Cancer Prevention
Don't miss next week's special issue of the NCI Cancer Bulletin, which will focus on cancer prevention. The issue will feature articles about NCI's prevention research activities, as well as a list of resources for additional information.
NCI Launches Redesigned Clinical Trials Pages
NCI recently posted a redesigned Clinical Trials portal area at Based on feedback gathered during user testing, the main Clinical Trials menu page and other key pages have been simplified. It is now easier to locate summaries of clinical trial results organized by type of cancer or topic. Improvements to NCI's basic and advanced clinical trials search forms give users better orientation and search help. The portal area also features educational materials about clinical trials, information about major NCI-supported clinical trials, and information for researchers about conducting clinical trials.

New Communications Guide for Breast Cancer Screening Available
Designing Print Materials: A Communications Guide for Breast Cancer Screening is a practical guide developed to improve the quality of information provided by breast cancer screening programs to consumers. A result of collaborative efforts by the NCI-sponsored International Cancer Screening Network, it offers a summary of informational materials and decision tools used internationally by breast cancer screening programs to communicate with women about mammography.

70 Years of Excellence in Cancer Research

If Memory Serves...

In their 1938 deliberations over NCI's expenditures, the National Advisory Cancer Council considered purchasing 15 to 20 grams of radium for research on treating cancer with radiation. However, they decided against such a large amount of radium, expecting that a supervoltage x-ray machine would soon be available for the same purpose. (Read more)

For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www.

Free copies of the guide can be ordered at A downloadable version is also available online at

Women's Health Week Web Site Launched
The Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a Web site for the 8th Annual National Women's Health Week, which will kick off on Mother's Day, May 13, and will be celebrated until May 19.

During the week, families, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups will work together to celebrate progress in women's health; bring attention to and create understanding of women's health issues; encourage women to get regular check-ups; provide free or reduced cost screenings for women nationwide; and educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and prevent disease.