AMA Honors NCI's Linehan
Dr. W. Marston Linehan, head of the Urologic Oncology Branch in NCI's Center for Cancer Research, has received the American Medical Association's (AMA) Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.
Dr. Linehan received the award at the AMA's national advocacy conference on April 1 in recognition for his leadership and contributions to kidney cancer research. Dr. Linehan and his colleagues have discovered multiple genes linked to kidney cancer and established a comprehensive kidney cancer program at NCI to study families with the disease.
The Nathan Davis Award, named for the founding father of the AMA, recognizes elected and career officials in federal, state, or municipal service whose contributions have promoted the art of science or medicine and the betterment of public health.
Hoover Receives AACR Award
Dr. Robert N. Hoover, director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program in NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, received the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention for his pioneering research in identifying environmental and genetic determinants of cancer, most notably bladder and breast cancer. Dr. Hoover delivered the award lecture today at the AACR annual meeting in San Diego, CA. The AACR and the American Cancer Society established this award in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention.
Monograph on Middle East Palliative Care Available
NCI's Office of International Affairs and the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) recently released Palliative Care in the Region Represented by the Middle East Cancer Consortium. The monograph is a review and comparative analysis of the state of palliative care in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, and the Palestinian Authority. NCI, a major sponsor of MECC, commissioned the International Observatory on End-of-Life Care to conduct the study. The monograph can be found at http://oia.cancer.gov/pdf/pcmonograph.pdf. For more information, contact Dr. Joe Harford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCI Cancer Bulletin Wins Award
The NCI Cancer Bulletin won a silver award in the miscellaneous/professional category, the highest recognition in that category this year, in the Fall/Winter 2007 World Wide Web Health Awards competition. The awards competition recognizes the best Web-based, health-related content for consumers and professionals. Nearly 1,000 submissions were received from hundreds of public and private health-related organizations.