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April 29, 2008 • Volume 5 / Number 9 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Casadei Named CTEP Branch Chief
Dr. Jan Casadei has been appointed chief of the Regulatory Affairs Branch in the NCI Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis' Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP). Dr. Casadei received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining CTEP in 1991, Dr. Casadei was a research scientist at IGEN, Inc., where she developed bioluminescent antibody fusion proteins as tools for immunoassays. While at CTEP, Dr. Casadei has demonstrated her expertise in all aspects of new agent development, working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in meeting investigational new drug requirements.

Dr. Anna D. Barker NCI's Barker Receives AACR Award
Dr. Anna D. Barker, deputy director for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, received an award April 13 to honor her 10 years of leadership of the AACR Scientist-Survivor Program.

The program builds partnerships among leaders of the scientific and cancer survivor and patient advocacy communities worldwide. The program helps survivor and patient advocates develop stronger backgrounds in cancer research and allows scientists to gain a more personal understanding of cancer's impact on patients and their loved ones.

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, will present a teleconference titled "Rediscovering Intimacy in Your Relationships Following Treatment" on May 13.

This is the second of a three-part telephone education workshop series called "The Sixth Annual Cancer Survivorship Series: Living With, Through, and Beyond Cancer."

Part I, "The Importance of Communicating with Your Doctor about Follow-Up Care," took place on April 22 and is archived on the CancerCare Web site.

Part III, "Survivors Too: Family, Friends and Loved Ones," is scheduled for June 24. All of the workshops take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET.

No phone charges apply. However, pre-registration is required. To access the archive or to register, go to

NCI Sponsors Webinar on Cancer Control Planning Tools for Prostate Cancer
NCI's Office of Advocacy Relations will host a webinar on a set of simulation models from NCI's Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET). The models can be used to support the establishment of policies, guidelines, and evidence-based cancer control interventions (e.g., screening and treatment) for prostate cancer to optimally balance benefit and cost.

The webinar is scheduled for May 14 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET. No advance registration is required. More information and instructions on how to participate are available at

caBIG Annual Meeting Slated for June
caBIG logo The 2008 cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) annual meeting will take place June 23-25 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting provides a forum for the exchange of the latest knowledge in the ongoing creation of a "World Wide Web of cancer research." This year's meeting will feature case studies about centers that are adopting caBIG and technical demonstrations of caBIG tools and infrastructure.

The annual meeting is free and open to the public. To register, visit