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June 16, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 12

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NEWS

A granulosa-cell tumor

Genetic Clue to Rare Ovarian Cancers Found

Canadian researchers have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in a rare form of ovarian cancer known as granulosa-cell tumors. They discovered the mutation by sequencing RNA from the tumors of four women with the disease, which accounts for up to 5 percent of ovarian cancers. Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Dr. Bradford Wood

Guest Director's Update: New Center Explores Imaging Technologies for Localized Cancer Treatments

By Dr. Bradford Wood

The new Center for Interventional Oncology was established earlier this year at the NIH Clinical Center (CC) to develop and translate image-guided technologies for localized cancer treatments. The Center is a collaboration involving the CC, NCI, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The Center will draw on the strengths of each institute to investigate how imaging technology and advanced devices can diagnose and treat localized cancers in ways that are precisely targeted and minimally or non-invasive. It will also help bridge the gap between diagnosis and therapy, and between emerging technology and procedural medicine. Read more > >

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • Notes

    • NCI Lecture Series Features Dr. Dennis Slamon
    • Free Telephone Workshop Series for Cancer Survivors
    • Russian Tobacco Control Forum Draws International Participation
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation Improves Its Spanish Web Site

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