Azad Receives Young Investigator's Award
Dr. Nilofer Azad of the Medical Oncology Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Research has been awarded a 2007 ASCO Foundation Young Investigator's Award for her research, "A Phase I Study of Combination anti-VEGF Therapy: Translational Biochemical, Cytokine, and Dynamic Imaging Analysis." As part of the award, she was given a 1-year grant to continue research in this area. Dr. Azad also received a 2007 ASCO Foundation Merit Award in recognition of her work.
CDC Promotes Eating More Fruits and Vegetables
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Produce for Better Health Foundation and other health organizations including NCI, launched the "Fruits & Veggies - More Matters" campaign on March 19. The campaign, which replaces the 5 A Day program, encourages adults to eat more fruits and vegetables at every meal.
More information, including recipes, ideas, and shopping advice, can be found on the campaign's Web site: www.fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov.
DCLG to Meet This Week
The next meeting of the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG) will take place on March 29 and 30 on the NIH campus. The meeting will feature updates from a number of NCI offices, as well as a presentation of the "NCI Listens and Learns" evaluation report. The meeting is open to the public all day March 29 and the afternoon of March 30, and will be videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/. The agenda can be found at http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/dclg/agenda.htm.
NCI Cosponsors Conference in India
On February 26-28, NCI's Office of International Affairs cosponsored the 5th Conference on Evidence Based Management of Cancers in India with the Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, India; the American Cancer Society; and the Indian Society for the Study of Lung Cancer. The 2nd Conference on Indian Society for the Study of Lung Cancer was held in conjunction with the conference. The primary focus of the meeting was tobacco epidemiology and prevention and the evidence-based management of lung cancer. Additional information about the meeting is available at http://tmc.gov.in/newsnevents/EMB2007/EBM%20INDEX.htm.