NCI Issues Web-Based Resources for Tracking Cancer Trends
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Tumor Microenvironment Web Site Launched
NCI Cancer Bulletin Wins Award
The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement in marketing and communications. It is administered and judged by industry experts from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This year there were more than 5,000 entries from across the nation and several foreign countries.
The MarCom Award marks the second award received by the newsletter this year. In the summer, the Bulletin was recognized with a Gold Hermes Award for Communications.
If Memory Serves...
In the decade after the National Cancer Institute Act was passed in 1937, Public Health Service laws were rewritten to include more authority for research, grants, and training at NIH, as well as a clinical center. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www.cancer.gov/
NCI Personnel Changes Announced
In the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, there are four new branch chiefs. In the Behavioral Research Program, Dr. Cathy Backinger has been named chief of the Tobacco Control Research Branch, and Dr. Paige McDonald has been named chief of the Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch. In the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Dr. Mukesh Verma is the new chief of the Methods and Technologies Branch, and Dr. Britt Reid is the new chief of the Modifiable Risk Factors Branch.