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April 17, 2007 • Volume 4 / Number 15 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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70 Years of Excellence in Cancer Research

If Memory Serves...

The first issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute was published in August of 1940. The journal's Editor in Chief was NCI's Director Dr. Carl Voegtlin. The first few volumes of the journal featured articles on stomach cancer, a predominant cancer of the era, and mostly contained papers written by NCI staff members.(Read more)

For more information about the birth of NCI, go to

NCI Scientists and Advisor Receive AACR Awards
Drs. Douglas R. Lowy and John T. Schiller of NCI's CCR received the Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research for their work leading to the development of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Dr. Lowy is chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO) and Basic Research Laboratory; Dr. Schiller is a senior investigator in LCO and head of the Neoplastic Disease Section. The international prize is one of the largest awards offered to cancer researchers from a professional society of their peers.

Dr. Harold P. Freeman, senior advisor to the NCI director, received the second annual AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research-Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship for his work on the Patient Navigator Program. This community-based effort to reduce cancer disparities led to the development of the Patient Navigation Research Program, a grant program funded by Congress that is administered by NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

The awards were presented at the 2007 AACR annual meeting in Los Angeles.

Collins to Give Kaplan Lecture at Harvard
Dr. Jerry M. Collins, associate director of the Developmental Therapeutics Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD), will present the 13th Annual William D. Kaplan Lecture at Harvard Medical School on April 24.

Dr. Collins, an expert clinical pharmacologist, will share his views on positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in a talk titled: "Beyond FDG: Facilitating the Next Generation of PET Imaging Probes." The lectureship is named after Dr. William Kaplan, who was the first chief of oncologic nuclear medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Free Telephone Workshop for Cancer Survivors
CancerCare, in collaboration with NCI, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, presented the first of a three-part telephone education workshop series on April 17, "Cancer Survivorship: Living With, Through, & Beyond Cancer."

This free series offers cancer survivors, their families, friends, and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends.

Part I of the series focused on "Neuropathy and Joint Aches: New Post-Treatment Challenges." Part II, "My Treatment Is Over: Why Do I Feel so Alone and Sad?" is scheduled for May 15. Part III, "Finding Hope and Meaning After Treatment" is scheduled for June 19. All workshops take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., EDT.

No phone charges apply, but preregistration is required. To register or to access an archived workshop, go to