Second Cancers Deserve More Attention
More than 10 million people in the United States are living with cancer, a population of survivors that has tripled in size since 1970. Long-term survivors face increased risk of many health problems, including subsequent cancer, either by recurrence of their original disease or a new primary cancer.
A new analysis from scientists at the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) used Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) data to develop what they believe is the first population-based estimate of the number of people living who have had a diagnosis of more than one primary cancer. Read more
Strong Leadership for Scientific Progress
I am very pleased to announce that Drs. Robert H. Wiltrout and Lee Helman have been appointed as Scientific Directors (SD) of NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR). Both have been serving in acting roles: Dr. Wiltrout as the SD for CCR and Dr. Helman serving under him as the SD for Clinical Research. Drs. Wiltrout and Helman have filled these positions superbly on an acting basis for the last several years.
Dr. Wiltrout's leadership of CCR has been unparalleled. He has done an excellent job of leading CCR in the current budgetary environment and has championed the importance of innovative, collaborative research, including overseeing the creation of four CCR Centers of Excellence to foster team science. Read more