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April 7, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 7

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A physician from NCI's Urologic Oncology Branch speaks with a patient

Cancer Survivors and Their Doctors Have Different Expectations about Care

A new survey of oncologists, primary care physicians, and their patients finds that it is not always clear who is responsible for meeting the medical needs of cancer survivors.

As highlighted by a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, cancer survivors have a complex set of medical needs that must be met in addition to regular care and screening. And, therefore, the discordant expectations about long-term health management likely complicate the care received by the approximately 12 million U.S. cancer survivors. Read more > >


Director's Update: New Resources for a Bright Future

The Obama administration's economic stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is a prime topic of discussion in official Washington and, one would certainly expect, at dinner tables across America, as well. Commonly referred to as ARRA, the $787 billion stimulus plan aims to create and protect jobs and help stabilize our nation's economy. Read more > >

A Conversation With...Dr. Rashmi Sinha

The NCI investigator and lead author of a prospective study on meat intake and mortality discusses the study's findings. Read more > >



  • FDA Update

    • New Treatment for Advanced Kidney Cancer Approved
    • ODAC Recommends Approval of Bevacizumab for GBM
  • CMS Update

    • Medicare Expands Coverage of PET Scans for Most Solid Cancers
  • Update

    • Introduces "NCI Features"
  • Notes

    • Clinical Trials Promotional Tools Available from NCI
    • NCI-Frederick Prepares for Annual Spring Research Festival
    • CTCAE 4.0 Posted for Public Review
    • Meet NCI Experts at AACR

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