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November 17, 2009 • Volume 6 / Number 22

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Updated guidelines suggest that women ages 50 to 74 who are at average risk for breast cancer undergo a routine screening mammogram every 2 years.Independent Task Force Updates Recommendations on Breast Cancer Screening

Yesterday, the United States Preventive Services Task Force updated recommendations on breast cancer screening, suggesting that women ages 50 to 74 who are at average risk for getting the disease undergo a routine screening mammogram every 2 years. The recommendations were published in the November 17 Annals of Internal Medicine. Read more > >


Dr. Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer

Guest Director's Update: Modeling for Research Success

by Dr. Eric J. (Rocky) Feuer

NCI's Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) is a large coordinated program that uses complex, multi-cohort modeling to better understand at the population level the impact of both existing and emerging cancer control interventions—whether they are screening modalities or drug therapies or a multi-modal approach to smoking cessation—on trends in cancer incidence and mortality. Nine years since CISNET was launched, this innovative program is providing important insights on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the four most common cancer types: prostate, lung, colorectal, and breast. Read more > >


Special Issue on Training

Don’t miss our December 1 special issue on training, which will highlight important resources available through NCI’s intramural and extramural programs to help prepare the oncology workforce for the future.

NCI Cancer Bulletin special issues are some of the most popular among our readers. Past special issues have focused on personalized drug development, cancer imaging, and bioinformatics.



  • FDA Update

    • New Treatment for Rare Skin Cancer Approved by FDA Update

    • NCI Web Site Consolidates Supportive and Palliative Care Information


    • NCI's Radiation Biology Branch Chief Honored with ASTRO Fellowship
    • NIH to Host "Drug Repositioning" Conference Next Month
    • 2009 NCI Translational Science Meeting Held
    • President's Cancer Panel Explores Genetic Differences in Cancer Burden

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