CCR's Office of Communications, located in the Office of the Director, Center for
Cancer Research, communicates both inside the Center and outside to diverse audiences.
Our goal is to effectively communicate the importance of CCR's ongoing basic, translational,
and clinical research to the media, the general public, cancer patients and their
physicians, other scientists, advocacy groups, and policy makers. Toward this goal,
we partner with other Offices, Centers, and Divisions within the National Cancer
Institute (NCI), including the Office of Media Relations, the Office of Communications
and Education, the Office of Science Planning and Assessment, and the Office of
Government and Congressional Relations, among others.
CCR connections, The Center's bi-annual magazine.
The CCR Web site, the Center’s homepage
with resources for patients, scientists, physicians, and the public
CCR at a glance
..., an overview of our organization, evolution, and distinctive culture.
In the Journals, reviews
of the latest CCR scientific discoveries reported in top journals.
Our News, CCR's science
in the news Web page
Understanding Cancer, a series of tutorials available to the public on
The 60-Second Update (SSU), a monthly, in-house e-newsletter.
The Monthly Manuscript Report, an in-house list of CCR's in press/recently
published scientific manuscripts.
Scientific Advances, a collection of CCR's most important yearly accomplishments.
Selected advances may be promoted in one or more of the following ways:
development of an NCI press release
publication in the
NCI Cancer Bulletin
publication in CCR Connections
In the Journals
inclusion in NCI's annual plan and budget proposal:The Nation's Investment in
The CCR Office of Communications is also responsible for ensuring that our scientists
follow NIH/NCI clearance requirements and are confident and well informed when giving
interviews to the media. The following activities require clearance:
Interactions with the Media
NCI Press Releases
Interactions with Members of Congress
Scientific Manuscripts for Peer-Reviewed Journals
Print Materials for Public Outreach/Recruitment
Letters and Articles for Non-Scientific Publications
Outside Activities (i.e. conflict-of-interest issues)
Clearance Procedures for more information and contacts.
The NCI Office of Communications offers several good resources to help NCI scientists
be more comfortable when being interviewed by the media:
When Science Makes News: Tips for Media Interviews
Media Training Program - This in-house program, sponsored by
the NCI Office of Media Relations, helps NCI scientists and staff clearly communicate
cancer research news to the public through the media.
Please direct requests for communications support, questions, or comments to Kimberly
Martin or any member of the CCR Office of Communications staff:
Kimberly Martin, M.S.
CCR Communications Manager
CCR Office of Communications
Building 31, Room 3A11
A service of the National Cancer Institute