Sep 27, 2016
The Swedish Minister for Higher Education & Research, Helene Hellmark Knutsson, visited CCR clinical laboratories in the NIH Clinical Center. Her visit coincided with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Health and Human Services to encourage cooperation in promoting cancer advances and joint research opportunities between the two countries.
Sep 27, 2016
Rocky Mountain PBS will air a new documentary this Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. called, “The answer to cancer may be walking beside us.” This documentary features Amy LeBlanc, Director of the Comparative Oncology Program, Mark Simpson, Senior Scientist in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, and Chand Khanna, former CCR Senior Scientist. Using animals to study cancer goes hand-in-hand with the Cancer Moonshot goals of accelerating cancer research and making more therapies available to more patients. Vice President Joe Biden, who leads the initiative, says when it comes to cancer, “Time matters. Days matter. Minutes matter.”
Sep 27, 2016
National Postdoc Appreciation Week took place Sept. 19-23. Throughout the week, outstanding postdocs and training opportunities were featured on Twitter. We’ve recapped our coverage in this Storify post.
Sep 23, 2016
Steven Pavletic, senior clinician in the Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, discussed new strategies for treating graft-versus-host disease with OncLive. He says these new strategies are the result of improved understanding of the disease’s pathophysiology, and the new therapies could lead to less toxic and more effective therapies. Learn more...
Sep 15, 2016
Six-year-old Jordan van Tonder is originally from South Africa, but he comes to CCR’s Pediatric Oncology Branch every six months for thyroid cancer treatment. “He’s always excited about something. He is a great kid and makes me smile whenever I see him,” says Dr. John Glod, his physician and the study’s Principal Investigator. Jordan is participating in a protocol for multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b (MEN2B), a rare condition through which he developed thyroid cancer. Read more…
Sep 13, 2016
Dr. Amy LeBlanc, staff scientist and director of the Comparative Oncology Program, was quoted in a clinical research article in Proto Magazine. The article discusses comparative oncology and using dogs, who get cancer naturally like humans, for cancer research instead of mice, who get cancer artificially.
Sep 8, 2016
The NIH is now listed on Universum’s Most Attractive Employers list, and Andrea Apolo, principal investigator in CCR’s Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, is the NIH’s featured employee success story. She says she is in awe of the work that happens at the NCI and “translating biomedical research into clinical work is a dream come true.” Learn more...
Sep 7, 2016
“His work is helping to revolutionize the way cancer will be treated in the future.” Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator and chief of the Surgery Branch, was recently featured on the Academy of Achievement’s “What it Takes” podcast series, which features “intimate, revealing conversations with towering figures in their fields.” In the episode, “Finding a cure for cancer,” Rosenberg tells the story of his journey and dogged determination in developing immunotherapy and “creating tomorrow’s medicine” to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan. We also hear from one of his patients.
Aug 26, 2016
In honor of our patients, their families, and caregivers, members of the Pediatric Oncology Branch will be talking a lot about childhood cancer research, treatment, prevention and survivorship during the month of September. Our activities will kick off on September 1st with a live Google Hangout on Air.