NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
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December 4, 2007 • Volume 4 / Number 31 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Model More Accurately Estimates Breast-Cancer Risk in African Americans

A new model published online November 27 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) more accurately estimates the risk of invasive breast cancer for African American women than the current NCI Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool.

The NCI tool is widely used for determining both risk for individual women and enrollment eligibility for clinical trials of breast cancer prevention agents, but was developed using data collected primarily from white women.  Read more  

Director's Update

Communications and Education: A Critical Part of NCI's Mission

NCI has always placed a considerable premium on communication and education - a philosophy that grew in prominence following the passage of the National Cancer Act, which directed NCI to develop methods for ensuring important research findings were disseminated to researchers and to the public.

By reaching out to the public, researchers, policy makers, nonprofit organizations, and advocates, NCI can have a more robust conversation about our priorities, accomplishments, and challenges. We do it through state-of-the-science symposia, our award-winning Web site, the NCI Cancer Information Service, numerous publications, advocacy teleconferences, science writers' seminars, and much more.  Read more  

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