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June 30, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 13

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NEWS

Watch the video of President Barack Obama signing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act on June 22

FDA Will Regulate Tobacco Under New Law

Calling it a bill that "will save American lives," President Obama has signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which grants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products. Under the law, the FDA now has sweeping new authorities related to the manufacture, marketing, and sale of tobacco products—authorities covered by a more expansive public health standard than has traditionally been granted to the agency. Read more > >

COMMENTARY

Director's Update: Putting Some Perspective on Research and Risk

For as long as there has been a National Cancer Institute, its leaders have attempted to strike a delicate balance between the potentially huge payoffs of risk-taking science and the benefits of more measured progress that comes from incremental research. It is, I believe, a healthy tension that should always be part of discovery--perhaps most importantly when it involves our work on a disease such as cancer. The work we do in our laboratories, we always hope, can eventually be used to help our patients. To me, that puts each experiment I plan in my lab in a different light. Read more > >

Guest Commentary by Dr. Jeanette Vega: Chile and the United States—Forming a Proud Partnership

The Republic of Chile's Undersecretary of Public Health shares her thoughts on the collaborative efforts between our two countries in a number of important research areas, including basic and clinical cancer research, bioinformatics, and training and resource sharing. Read more > >

IN DEPTH

UPDATES

  • Notes

    • Dr. Diane Meier Participates in White House Health Reform Stakeholder Discussion
    • NCI Scientists Featured in Journal of Minority Medical Students
    • caBIG Annual Meeting Slated for July
    • BSA Meeting Held

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