Researchers Drs. Douglas Lowy and John Schiller in NCI's CCR recently received the Federal Employee of the Year award from the Partnership for Public Service. At a Washington, DC, gala held in their honor, the Partnership for Public Service presented nine Service to America Medals to outstanding civil servants for their high-impact contributions critical to the safety, health, and well-being of Americans. The top medal went to the NCI scientists for their contributions to the development of the first human papillomavirus vaccine. In accepting the Service to America Medals, the researchers said they hope to continue to try to develop improved and less expensive second-generation versions of the vaccine.
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If Memory Serves...
Early on, some members of the National Advisory Cancer Council had reservations about placing NCI within the administrative structure of the Public Health Service (PHS); they thought that the Veterans Administration was a better fit. But U.S. Surgeon General Thomas Parran prevailed in his choice of the PHS partly because two cancer-focused research programs already existed within this governance: a group in Boston and another in Washington, DC. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www.cancer.gov/
New SEER Monograph Details Cancer Survival among Adults
NCI recently released SEER Survival Monograph: Cancer Survival Among Adults: U.S. SEER Program, 1988-2001, Patient and Tumor Characteristics, which examines cancer survival by patient and tumor characteristics for more than 1.6 million adult cancers diagnosed during 1988-2001. Survival data are from NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program and represent cancer in approximately one-fourth of the U.S. population. The tumor characteristics may include subsite, size of tumor, extension of the tumor, positive lymph nodes, distant metastases, and histologic type. The patient characteristics are age, race, and sex.
The monograph is available online at http://www.seer.cancer.gov/publications/survival/, where instructions for ordering print copies can be found.
OIA Director Recognized for Middle East Work